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Title    Former CIA Software Engineer Joshua Schulte Convicted of Minor Charges, Not Espionage
Date    Tuesday March 10 2020, @06:18PM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the no-double-jeopardy,-right? dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=20/03/10/1351207

takyon writes:

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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Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "Minor convictions for ex-CIA coder in hacking tools case" - https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/09/minor-convictions-ex-cia-coder-124552
  3. "Suspect Identified in C.I.A. Leak was Charged, but Not for the Breach" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/05/17/0220219
  4. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=39647

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