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Report: U.S. Charges Edward Snowden With Espionage

Edward Snowden was charged with espionage, theft and conversion of government property, according to U.S. officials.

Last updated on June 21, 2013, at 6:25 p.m. ET

Posted on June 21, 2013, at 6:25 p.m. ET

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Edward Snowden

From the Washington Post:

Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs, and the United States has asked Hong Kong to detain him on a provisional arrest warrant, according to U.S. officials.

Snowden was charged with espionage, theft and conversion of government property, the officials said.

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