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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: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 20 2019, @02:54AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 20 2019, @02:54AM (#869264)

    You forgot Trump and his kids.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 20 2019, @04:23AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 20 2019, @04:23AM (#869281)

    That may make you feel better saying that, but Trump as president can personally declassify anything. He has that power because we the people by the millions voted to take a risk with him.

    Hillary, Petraeus and this sap did not face that kind of scrutiny.