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Berger relinquishes law license

Berger pled guilty in April 2005 to illegally removing highly classified documents from the National Archives.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sandy Berger, the former national security advisor under President Clinton, voluntarily relinquished his law license Friday, more than two years after he pled guilty to illegally removing highly classified documents from the National Archives and intentionally destroying some of them.

Berger pled guilty in April of 2005 to the illegal removal of documents related to terror threats during the 2000 millennium celebration. He agreed to perform 100 hours of community service and pay a $50,000 fine.

In a statement Friday, Berger said "While I derived great satisfaction from my years of practicing law, I have not done so for 15 years and do not envision returning to the profession. I am very sorry for what I did and I deeply apologize."

-- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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