Army Major sentenced to 10 years appealing classified info charges

Published  2:28 PM HST Jun 17, 2013
HONOLULU -

The fight is not over for an Army Major sentenced to 10 years in prison.

On Friday, a military jury found former Pacific Command officer Major Seivirak Inson guilty on several charges.

Including illegally possessing classified defense documents, forgery, and failure to report foreign contacts.

Inson has maintained he made a mistake by bringing home classified documents, but says it was to do research on Cambodia  not to engage in espionage or spying.

His attorney says in the coming months Inson will ask a convening authority for clemency, which essenitially has the power to overrule his sentence.

KITV spoke to his brother by phone Monday.

"He worked so hard to get to where he's at today," said Seirvirak's brother Vichet Inson by phone. "It's unfortunate what happened. He's a good man. Despite him getting convicted, I still think he's innocent."

Inson is behind bars at Fort DeRussy in Waikiki.

His attorney says they're also planning to appeal the ruling in court

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