Lawrence Anthony Franklin
Lawrence (Larry) Franklin, is a former Iran specialist at the Defense Intelligence Agency who worked in the office of Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith and reported directly to Feith's deputy, William Luti. Franklin was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison on January 20, 2006 on the charges of spying for Israel. .
Before moving to the Middle East division in early 1990s, Franklin was a Soviet analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency. He learned Farsi and became an Iran analyst, developing extensive contacts among Iranians who opposed the Tehran government.  During his stint in the Air Force Reserve he served two short tours at the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv.