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Former CIA Official Charged With Espionage

A former C.I.A. official was charged with stealing and transferring classified information, the Department of Justice announced late Monday, another chapter in one of the largest and most embarrassing leaks in the organization’s history.

Joshua Schutle, 29, of New York, New York, is accused of stealing a trove of sensitive documents related to the C.I.A. hacking capabilities and giving them to an unnamed website, one that appears to be WikiLeaks.

“Schulte utterly betrayed this nation and downright violated his victims,” said William F. Sweeney, Jr., assistant director of the Justice Department said in a statement. “As an employee of the CIA, Schulte took an oath to protect this country, but he blatantly endangered it by the transmission of classified information.”

Read more at FifthDomain.

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