National Security Agency

Former government contractor charged with stealing top-secret documents 

Former government contractor charged with stealing top-secret documents 

A former government contractor accused in a massive theft of top secret information has been indicted on charges of mishandling classified materials.

A federal grand jury in Baltimore indicted Harold T. Martin III on Wednesday on 20 counts of willful retention of national defense information. He could face decades in prison if convicted of the charges.

The indictment accuses Martin, who worked as a private contractor for the National Security Agency and other government agencies, of stealing top secret and classified documents between 1996 and 2016 and stowing them in his home and car.

But while prosecutors had previously accused Martin of a "breathtaking"...

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