Harold Martin, 52, a private contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA) and a former U.S. Navy lieutenant, was indicted Wednesday on 20 counts of stealing classified materials.
The indictment accuses Martin of stealing 20 years of data from multiple intelligence agencies, dating back to 1996 when he started working as a government contractor.
He was arrested in August at his home in Glen Burnie, Maryland but information about the arrest only came out in October.
Martin’s lawyers have argued that their client was just a “compulsive hoarder” and not tied up in anything shady when he was found with a “breathtaking” amount of top secret and classified documents in his home and car. Read more…