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posted by Fnord666 on Friday July 19 2019, @09:35PM   Printer-friendly
from the if-you-can't-do-the-time dept.

Ex-NSA Contractor Who Stole Top Secret Documents Is Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

A former National Security Agency contractor who pleaded guilty to stealing vast troves of classified material over the course of two decades has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

Harold Martin III, 54, apologized before U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett handed down the sentence on Friday.

"My methods were wrong, illegal and highly questionable," Martin told the court in Baltimore, according to The Associated Press.

Earlier this year, he pleaded guilty to "willful retention of national defense information," a crime that carries a punishment of anywhere from no jail time to a maximum prison sentence of 10 years. His plea agreement called for a sentence of nine years in prison.

Previously: NSA Contractor Harold Martin III Arrested
NSA Contractor Accused of "Stealing" Terabytes of Information, Charged Under Espionage Act
The Shadow Brokers Identify Hundreds of Targets Allegedly Hacked by the NSA
Former NSA Contractor May Have Stolen 75% of TAO's Elite Hacking Tools
Former NSA Contractor Harold Martin Indicted

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  • (Score: 3, Troll) by Snotnose on Friday July 19 2019, @11:06PM

    by Snotnose (1623) on Friday July 19 2019, @11:06PM (#869198)

    For most of my working life I saved useful docs so I could work at home. Granted, I did not do this to documents classified secret. Nor did I spend more than a year or so working with classified stuff, the risk/reward just wasn't there (anyone else in the 80s get the video of hot Russian chicks picking up socially incompetent nerds in a bar? We laughed our asses off over that one).

    If this guy wasn't looking to sell the stuff he used to work better, then why? This all goes back to HRC and her damned email server in the bathroom. Too lazy to look into exactly what this guy did, and I don't really want to bring up the "lock her up" crap again, but, dafuq?

    In this month in 1958 Project Snot was started. This has upset many people and is widely considered a bad idea.
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