Secrecy: Leaks Prosecutions

Harold Thomas Martin III Indicted on Charges of Willful Retention of National Defense Information

By Jane Chong
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10:25 AM

On Wednesday, a federal grand jury indicted Harold ("Hal") Thomas Martin III, a former private contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton, of willful retention of national security information. The 20-count indictment describes his unauthorized retention of documents belonging to the National Security Agency, as well as the Central Intelligence Agency, U.S. Cyber Command, and the National Reconnaissance Office; the theft took place over a period as early as 1996 until August 27, 2016.

According to news reports, a search of his Maryland home last August yielded six bankers boxes of paper materials and 50 terabytes of electronic information.

The DOJ press release is here; the indictment is here.