Former CIA Employee Sentenced To 40 Years For Espionage

Former CIA Employee Sentenced To 40 Years For Espionage

A former CIA employee, responsible for leaking top secret documents, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for espionage and child porn.

The former software engineer in the Central Intelligence Agency was convicted in the biggest data breach in the agency’s history and of child pornography charges.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a release that the suspect named Joshua Schulte was convicted for “crimes of espionage, computer hacking, contempt of Court, making false statements to the FBI, and child pornography,” 

Schulte Gave Information To Wikileaks

In July 2022, Joshua Schulte was convicted of espionage, computer hacking, and lying to the FBI.

The charges against Schulte were related to his leaking classified materials to WikiLeaks in the Vault 7 case.

“WikiLeaks in March 2017 began publishing the materials, which concerned how the CIA surveilled foreign governments, alleged extremists and others by compromising their electronics and computer networks”, Reuters wrote.

The prosecutors said the investigators found child pornography material inside Schulte’s Manhattan apartment.  

Joshua Schulte
Joshua Schulte

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