A federal grand jury has formally indicted Joshua Adam Schulte, a former CIA employee, who prosecutors say was behind the Vault 7 trove of the agency’s hacking tools, which were sent to WikiLeaks.
Schulte, who had previously been prosecuted for possession of child pornography, has been expected to be indicted on the leaking charges for some time now. The New York-based engineer was arrested in August 2017.
According to the new superseding indictment, which was made public on Monday, Schulte faces numerous charges, including illegal gathering of national defense information, transmission of this information, obstruction of justice, among others.
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