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    Snowden Charged With Espionage

    The picture of Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee who leaked top-secret documents about sweeping U.S. surveillance programs, is displayed on the front page of South China Morning Post at a news stand in Hong Kong Thursday, June 13, 2013. Snowden dropped out of sight after checking out of a Hong Kong hotel on Monday. The South China Morning Post newspaper said it was able to locate and interview him on Wednesday. It provided brief excerpts from the interview on its website. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Kin Cheung/AP

    Is Edward Snowden a spy? Officials say federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against Snowden, charging him with espionage, theft, and conversion of government property. The 29-year-old intelligence analyst leaked a trove of information to reporters detailing top-secret surveillance programs. The filing was registered in the Eastern District of Virginia, where Snowden's former employer Booz Allen Hamilton is headquartered. Snowden is believed to be in Hong Kong, but now with the criminal complaint, prosecutors will be able to legally back up an indictment and extradition request.

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