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posted by martyb on Tuesday March 10 2020, @06:18PM   Printer-friendly
from the no-double-jeopardy,-right? dept.

Minor convictions for ex-CIA coder in hacking tools case

A former CIA software engineer accused of stealing a massive trove of the agency's hacking tools and handing it over to WikiLeaks was convicted of only minor charges Monday, after a jury deadlocked on the more serious espionage counts against him.

Joshua Schulte, who worked as a coder at the agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia, was convicted by a jury of contempt of court and making false statements after a four-week trial in Manhattan federal court that offered an unusual window into the CIA's digital sleuthing and the team that designs computer code to spy on foreign adversaries.

After deliberating since last week, the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the more significant charges. They had notified U.S. District Judge Paul A. Crotty on Friday that they had reached consensus on two counts, but were unable to reach a verdict on eight others.

Previously: Suspect Identified in C.I.A. Leak was Charged, but Not for the Breach


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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Tuesday March 10 2020, @08:42PM (1 child)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday March 10 2020, @08:42PM (#969278) Journal

    Anything you say to the FBI can and will be used against you in a court of law to send you to prison, even if you are innocent of all charges.

    Also . . .

    Anything you DO NOT say to the FBI can and will be used against you in a court of law to send you to prison, even if you are innocent of all charges.

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  • (Score: 2) by All Your Lawn Are Belong To Us on Tuesday March 10 2020, @10:13PM

    by All Your Lawn Are Belong To Us (6553) on Tuesday March 10 2020, @10:13PM (#969321) Journal

    I know, ironic... (I hope). But that is what the fifth amendment means. But it does mean you say ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

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