A former CIA officer will stay in prison.
FOX's Chris Foster reports:
Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced in 2015 to three and a half years in prison, convicted under the Espionage Act of leaking government secrets to a reporter.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia now rules, there is no reason for him to be re-sentenced. Sterling is accused of telling the New York Times reporter James Risen about a CIA mission to stall Iran's nuclear program.
His book suggests the plan may have backfired, which the CIA denies.
Sterling denies being the source of the leak, suggesting it was a congressional staffer with whom Sterling shared his concerns.
Chris Foster, FOX News.