You break the law of the land knowing full well the consequences, you get caught, you get locked up. what is the point of having ANY laws if you expect to be able to flout them & get away with it?? Both the above characters may have been naiive in the extreme, but they were both found guilty & punished according to laws which they clearly understood the consequences. Was Tenet wrong to uphold the laws of his nation, & not to give in to what amounts to extortion?
4.2-scale earthquake felt in Dead Sea, Jerusalem area (Haaretz)
from the article: Ex-CIA director: I prevented move to release spy for Israel