In this file photo taken on March 6, 2018 Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats answers questions during a hearing held by the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, DC. AFP / GETTY IMAGES/ WIN MCNAMEE
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An Iraqi man living in Oregon who falsely claimed to be a U.S. intelligence official in a letter to Iraq's prime minister was sentenced Tuesday to two years on probation. Wathiq al-Ibraheemi, 34, pleaded guilty in January to unauthorized use of an official insignia, which was on the November 2015 letter sent to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Gabriel said the three-page note suggesting the prime minister replace the country's intelligence chief with another man reached the highest levels of Iraqi government before it was turned over to the U.S. officials.The letter criticized intelligence head Zuhair al-Gharbawi and said the United States supported Dr. Mosdeq al-Janabi as his replacement during this "critical time" in the history of Iraq.
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