Reportedly Has Suspect In Biggest CIA Leak Ever, But No Charges

Reportedly Has Suspect In Biggest CIA Leak Ever, But No Charges

Reportedly Has Suspect In Biggest CIA Leak Ever, But No Charges

Federal authorities searched Schulte's apartment in NY past year and obtained personal computer equipment, notebooks and handwritten notes, according to a copy of the search warrant reviewed by The Washington Post.

Schulte worked at the agency as a software engineer who helped design malware used to break into the computers of terrorism suspects and other targets. But that failed to provide the evidence that prosecutors needed to indict Schulte with illegally giving the information to WikiLeaks.

It is noted that despite the long months of investigation, prosecutors have been unable to charge him. The documents allegedly revealed details about the Toolkit of American cyber espionage.

At January's pre-trial hearing for Schulte, Laroche said the material was taken from the CIA during the over six years that Schulte worked for the agency in various positions, including technical development officer.

However, he is facing unrelated charges in the New York Southern District court for possession and distribution of child abuse images. That includes the fact they he is believed to have used software called Tor, which allows users to communicate and transmit information over the Internet anonymously, and the fact he was planning a vacation to Cancun, Mexico.

The FBI executed a search warrant at Schulte's New York City residence on March 13, 2017, seizing computers and servers containing at least 10 terabytes of data, some of which was encrypted. Prosecutors say he had a cache of it on a server he maintained.

A United States prosecutor said in January the investigation was still continuing and that Mr Schulte remained "a target of that investigation", the Washington Post reports, quoting court documents.

Schulte also claimed that he reported "incompetent management and bureaucracy" at the CIA to that agency's inspector general as well as a congressional oversight committee.

According to the former Central Intelligence Agency engineer he had been planning a trip to Mexico with his brother around the time his apartment was searched, which may have given the appearance that he was trying to flee the country.

Since he's been jailed, Schulte has created a Facebook page where he posts articles criticizing the criminal justice system. And I would disagree with the defense counsel's characterization that those search warrants haven't yielded anything that is consistent with his involvement in that disclosure. Laroche was actually describing a "characterization" by Schulte's attorneys and expressing disagreement.

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