cia http://michiganradio.org en Marine veteran gets 10-year sentence in Iran http://michiganradio.org/post/marine-veteran-gets-10-year-sentence-iran <div>TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An Iranian news agency is reporting that an appeals court has overturned a death sentence of an American man convicted of working for the CIA, instead sentencing him to 10 years in prison.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The semiofficial </span>ISNA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> news agency reported Saturday that lawyer </span>Mahmoud<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Alizadeh<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Tabatabaei<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says a Revolutionary Court issued the verdict for U.S. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:24:21 +0000 Associated Press 17214 at http://michiganradio.org Marine veteran gets 10-year sentence in Iran Possible Petraeus replacements? Michigan's Mike Rogers on the list http://michiganradio.org/post/possible-petraeus-replacements-michigans-mike-rogers-list <p>While <a href="http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83718.html">politicians argue over who knew what and when</a> with regard to the FBI's investigation into CIA Director David Petraeus' extra-marital affair, many insiders are speculating over who his replacement will be.</p><p>Today, the chief Washington correspondent for the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/us/politics/petraeus-replacement-search-is-under-way.html?_r=1&amp;">New York Times David Sanger wrote about</a> possible replacements.</p><p>And way down at the bottom of his article, Sanger lists Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers (R-8th District) as a possible replacement:</p><blockquote><p>Representative Mike Rogers, Republican of Michigan, is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a former F.B.I. official and could sail through confirmation hearings and give a bipartisan air to the administration’s efforts, as Mr. Petraeus did.</p></blockquote><p itemprop="articleBody">A Rogers appointment seems less likely next to names like Michael J. Morell, Mr. Petraeus' deputy, and retired C.I.A. operative John O. Brennan.</p><p itemprop="articleBody"><a href="http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2012/11/report_us_rep_mike_rogers_of_m.html#incart_river">MLive said</a> Rogers' office had no immediate comment.</p><p itemprop="articleBody">In the meantime, Congressman Mike Rogers is one of those on the Capitol working to find out why members were not briefed on the FBI's investigation. From the<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/us/fbi-said-to-have-stumbled-into-news-of-david-petraeus-affair.html?pagewanted=all"> NYTimes</a>:</p><blockquote><p itemprop="articleBody">A spokesman for Representative Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican who heads the House Intelligence Committee, said the lawmaker had summoned Sean Joyce, the F.B.I.’s deputy director, and Michael J. Morrell, the deputy C.I.A. director, for closed briefings on Wednesday about the investigation. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:15:17 +0000 Mark Brush 9874 at http://michiganradio.org Possible Petraeus replacements? Michigan's Mike Rogers on the list Dozens turn out for candlelight vigil for Amir Hekmati http://michiganradio.org/post/dozens-turn-out-candlelight-vigil-amir-hekmati <p>A small crowd gathered on the Mott Community College campus last night in Flint.</p><p></p><p>They were there to show support for a local man held in Iran on charges he is a spy for the CIA.</p><p></p><p>Friends and family of <a href="http://www.freeamir.org/">Amir Hekmati</a> took part in the candlelight vigil. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Hekmati">Hekmati </a>was arrested on spying charges a year ago.&nbsp; A U.S. Marine veteran, Hekmati was visiting his grandmother and other relatives in Iran, when he was arrested.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 03:42:59 +0000 Steve Carmody 9239 at http://michiganradio.org Dozens turn out for candlelight vigil for Amir Hekmati