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Harold Martin, former NSA contractor, enters guilty plea over colossal breach

Andrew Blake The Washington TimesJune 6, 2019

Harold “Hal” Martin III, a former National Security Agency contractor, pleaded guilty Thursday in connection with perhaps the largest security breach in the history of the U.S. intelligence community.

Mr. Martin, 54, pleaded guilty to one count of willful retention of national defense information during a rearraignment hearing held in Baltimore federal court, more than 2.5 years since he was arrested on related charges during a raid of his home in nearby Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Federal prosecutors have recommended a sentence of 9 years, Baltimore’s WJZ first reported from court.

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