(LAWNEWZ) Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier, a Navy sailor who was convicted of unauthorized retention of defense information, is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, and he’s citing some high-profile precedent for why Judge Stefan Underhill should go easy on him. According to a court filing obtained by Politico, Saucier, 29, pleaded guilty in May, admitting to taking six photographs of classified areas of a nuclear attack submarine, the U.S.S. Alexandria, in 2009. Saucier admitted that he knew the areas that he photographed were classified, but that he took the pictures “to one day show his family and his future children what he did while he was in the Navy.” The filing says that Saucier never showed the photographs to any unauthorized parties.

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