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Wikileaks source and former CIA worker Joshua Schulte sentenced to 40 years jail

February 2, 2024

Joshua Schulte, a former CIA employee and software engineer accused of sharing material with WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 40 years in prison by the US Southern District of New York on Thursday.

Schulte was sent down for crimes including espionage, computer hacking, contempt of court, making false statements to the FBI, and child sexual abuse material, following convictions decided in March 2020, July 2022, and September 2023.

In addition to the prison term, Schulte – who is 35 years old – was sentenced to a lifetime of supervision upon his eventual release.

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