Man Denies Taking Cuba Base Documents

From Times Wire Reports

A former translator at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba, who was arrested with classified documents in his luggage, pleaded not guilty in a brief federal court appearance in Worcester.

Ahmed Fathy Mehalba was arrested Sept. 29 at Logan International Airport in Boston after 132 compact discs were found in his luggage, including one containing hundreds of classified documents labeled "SECRET," authorities said.

He was charged Nov. 12 with gathering, transmitting or losing defense information and making false statements.

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