(ANSA) – WASHINGTON, July 13 – A federal jury in Manhattan has indicted Joshua Schulte, a former computer engineer at the CIA, of causing “one of the most daring and damaging acts of espionage in American history,” with attorney Damian Williams accusing .
Schulte was arrested after WikiLeaks disclosed in 2017 a series of classified documents detailing the agency’s secret methods for breaking into the computer networks of foreign governments and terrorists. The New York Times writes it. The verdict comes two years after a previous jury failed to agree on eight of the 10 charges. In the previous trial, Schulte, 33, was convicted of contempt of court and perjury of the FBI. Today he has been charged with nine other charges, including illegally collecting and transmitting information on national defense. According to the indictment, the crimes were committed by an employee so dissatisfied with the CIA that he “revealed to the public, and thus to our adversaries, some of our most important intelligence tools.” Schulte defended himself by claiming to be a scapegoat for the CIA’s failures. (Dealing).
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