Kiriakou leaves U.S. District Courthouse in Alexandria last fall. (Cliff Owen/AP)

Former CIA agent John Kiriakou got a festive sendoff Saturday night. Kind of like a bachelor party — except he’s not getting married, he’s going to prison.

“He was pretty upbeat,” said John Jordan, a college classmate from GW. “He’s a positive, charming fellow. He’s not moping around.”

Kiriakou, author of “The Reluctant Spy,” was sentenced last month to 30 months for revealing the name of a covert spy — part of a crackdown on sharing national security information — so six of his best friends gathered in D.C. for a farewell dinner at the downtown BLT Steak. The seven men had cocktails, steak and a couple bottles of good wine, then moved to Lucky Bar in Dupont Circle for the after-party; lots of catching up and stories about the good old days. “By and large, we kept it pretty light,” said Jordan

Also in The Reliable Source :

‘Homeland’s’ Abu Nazir: Actor Navid Negahban on playing terrorists, getting recognized in airports

In other news. . . : Donald Trump sues Bill Maher

Hey, isn’t that . . . ?: Evgeni Malkin

Read this: Eccentric heiresses and what they left behind; Sonia Sotomayor; Beyonce

Handicapping an Ashley Judd Senate bid: Can she beat Mitch McConnell?

Celebvocate: Bradley Cooper on mental health and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

Kevin Spacey, a true Washington character yet again, in ‘House of Cards’