Posted: 2:19 am ET
We’ve followed the case of Sabrina de Sousa in this blog since 2009. She previously worked as an FSO for the State Department from 1998 to 2009. In a July 2013 interview with McClatchyDC, Ms. De Sousa confirmed that she worked under cover for the CIA in Milan, Italy.
- Sabrina De Sousa: “Patriots” till investigations and prosecutions by foreign courts… Nov 2016
- CIA Officer Declared as @StateDept Officer at Consulate Milan Faces Extradition to Italy April 2016
- De Sousa v. Dept of State, et al. – Diplomatic Immunity Whiplash Jan 2012
- 23 US Officials: Rendered Guilty in Italy Nov 2009
- Tough Dance at the Podium May 2009
According to the Guardian, the office of Italian President Sergio Mattarella issued a statement late Tuesday saying that De Sousa had been granted a partial pardon. It means a reduction of her four-year sentence of detention by one year. The statement cited by media reports indicate that De Sousa “would be able to serve her sentence with “alternative measures” to detention, meaning that she could avoid spending any time in jail.”