Espionage Act of 1917

Ex-NSA contractor committed 'breathtaking' theft of secrets, Justice Dept. says

Ex-NSA contractor committed 'breathtaking' theft of secrets, Justice Dept. says

A former National Security Agency contractor's theft of top secret government information was "breathtaking in its longevity and scale," federal prosecutors said in a court filing Thursday aimed at keeping the man locked up as the case moves forward. They said he took enough classified material to fill roughly 200 laptop computers.

The Justice Department also said it anticipated bringing additional charges against Harold T. Martin III, including charges under the Espionage Act, which would expose him to far harsher penalties if convicted. It described the evidence against him as "overwhelming" and said Martin admitted to investigators that he was illicitly...

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