U.S. charges Edward Snowden with espionage in leaks about NSA surveillance programs

The Washington Post reports: Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs, and the United States has asked Hong Kong to detain him on a provisional arrest warrant, according to U.S. officials.

Snowden was charged with espionage, theft and conversion of government property, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the case.

The complaint was filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, a jurisdiction where Snowden’s former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, is headquartered and a district with a long track record of prosecuting cases with national security implications.

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1 thought on “U.S. charges Edward Snowden with espionage in leaks about NSA surveillance programs

  1. hquain

    This is really just another step in the self-de-legitimization of the govt. What kind of silly-billy actually believes that Snowden is a spy?

    The actors in the charade pretend to impress each other, re-playing roles that were laughably out of date 50 yrs ago. Even the emperor knows that he is naked, but can’t imagine any other course of action besides strutting down the middle of the boulevard.

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