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    Lawyers for ex-AIPAC lobbyists estimate trial costs at $4m By Shmuel Rosner, Haaretz Correspondent 31/01/2006 http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/677118.html
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      Lawyers for ex-AIPAC lobbyists estimate trial costs at $4m
      By Shmuel Rosner, Haaretz Correspondent
      31/01/2006
      http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/677118.html


      The cost of the trial of two former AIPAC lobbyists accused of
      disclosing confidential information to Israel is estimated at $4
      million, sources close to the defense have told Haaretz.

      Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman are accused of receiving classified
      information from former Pentagon analyst Larry A. Franklin and later
      transferring it to journalists and to Israeli officials.

      The trial is expected to begin in April 2006.

      AIPAC has offered the two ex-lobbyists $1.6 million for their defense
      fees, but according to the sources, it wanted to free itself of any
      legal obligations toward the two, who were fired following the affair.

      Rosen and Weissman rejected the offer, which they thought, will not
      cover the expenses of the trial. Sources familiar with AIPAC claimed
      earlier this week, that the offer was rejected because of the intent
      of the two to sue more money after the trial is over.

      Rosen was a top lobbyist for Washington-based AIPAC for more than 20
      years, and Weissman was the organization's top Iran expert. Last week,
      former Pentagon analyst Larry A. Franklin was sentenced Friday to 12
      years and seven months in jail for passing classified information to
      Rosen and Weissman.

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