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Snowden Charged With Espionage

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.

June 21, 2013 6:38 PM