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  11/8/2011, Cheshvan 11, 5772

18 Former U.S. Senators to Obama: Free Pollard

A group of eighteen prominent former United States senators recently wrote to President Barack Obama and asked that he free Jonathan Pollard, according to a report on Monday by Yeshiva World News.

Pollard, who was convicted on a single count of passing classified information to an ally more than 26 years ago, is serving a life sentence for the crime, which usually carries a maximum prison term of two to four years.