An attorney who disclosed classified information while working as a contract linguist for the FBI in Maryland has had his license to practice suspended in New York.

Shamai Kedem Leibowitz, an Israeli-American lawyer, acknowledged that he had committed a “serious crime,” but asked the Appellate Division, 3rd Department, to set aside the suspension for “good cause” pending his sentencing in Maryland on the federal felony and a final New York disciplinary determination.