(NewsReady.com) – There have been a number of people who have leaked classified information throughout history. Over the last couple of decades, though, it seems we’ve seen it more frequently. Recently, another former intelligence analyst entered a guilty plea for doing exactly that.
On March 31, Assistant Attorney General John Demers issued a statement revealing Daniel Everette Hale pleaded guilty to charges he obtained classified information while he worked for the National Security Agency (NSA) and shared it with a journalist. The crime reportedly took place in 2014 and it has been speculated that the journalist worked for The Intercept.
The website published a series of articles about former President Barack Obama’s drone program. Hale was arrested in 2019 for sharing the information, but only recently pleaded guilty.
A former intelligence analyst and former military servicemember pleaded guilty today to illegally obtaining classified national defense information and disclosing it to a reporter. https://t.co/eSUqbM936N
— NCSC (@NCSCgov) March 31, 2021
Hale is facing 10 years in prison for his crimes and is set to go to court for sentencing in July.
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