Ex-CIA engineer convicted in massive theft of secret info
NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA software engineer accused of the biggest theft of classified information in CIA history has been convicted at a New York City retrial.
A jury reached the guilty verdict against Joshua Schulte on Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan.
Schulte chose to act as his own defense attorney, calling himself a scapegoat for an embarrassing public release of a trove of CIA secrets by WikiLeaks in 2017.
A mistrial was declared at his original 2020 trial after jurors deadlocked on the most serious counts.
The so-called Vault 7 leak revealed how the CIA hacked Apple and Android smartphones in overseas spying operations, and efforts to turn internet-connected televisions into listening devices.