The 94-year-old father of an ex-US Navy analyst convicted of spying for Israel said he can’t sleep at night because of his son’s life prison sentence.
Ninety-four-year-old Morris Pollard said the 1987 sentence of his son Jonathan Pollard is “such an overwhelming miscarriage of justice” that he keeps “waking up fighting with people” in his imagination.
Jonathan Pollard is now 54. He worked as a civilian intelligence analyst when he was arrested, tried and convicted of passing US secrets to Israel.
His father is a cancer researcher and director of the Lobund Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame.
The elder Pollard told the South Bend Tribune he’s particularly upset about the role that former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger played in a letter to the court seeking a heavy sentence.