Criminal Law

Former NSA contractor pleads guilty in theft of classified documents

A former contractor for the National Security Agency pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing secret documents over two decades and keeping them at his Maryland home.

Harold T. Martin, 54, admitted to one felony count of willful retention of national defense information in Baltimore federal court. Prosecutors said that Martin is expected to be sentenced to nine years in prison with three years of supervised release on July 17 as part of a plea deal. Another 19 counts Martin faced are expected to be dismissed at sentencing.

Martin was arrested by heavily armed FBI agents at his Glen Burnie, Md. home in August 2016. He initially pleaded not guilty to 20 counts of willfully retaining classified information and was due to go to trial in June, but prosecutors announced this week that he would be arraigned again, signaling a change in plea.

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