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The United States government Tuesday sued Edward Snowden for proceeds from his new book, saying that the former National Security Agency contractor failed to submit his memoir for government review before publication.
“We will not permit individuals to enrich themselves, at the expense of the United States, without complying with their pre-publication review obligations,” Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt said in announcing the lawsuit.
Record - Tuesday - Snowden - Details - Work
In “Permanent Record,” released Tuesday, Snowden details his work as a contractor at the CIA and National Security Agency (NSA), as well as his decision to steal and leak classified information in 2013 about NSA surveillance of U.S. citizens.
The U.S. unsealed charges against Snowden on June 14, 2013 for theft of government secrets and violating the Espionage Act. He declared asylum later that month in Russia, where he currently resides. Snowden has given numerous speeches about his case and government surveillance.
Lawsuit - Macmillan - Defendant - Order - Funds
The new lawsuit also names Macmillan as a defendant in order to “ensure that no funds are transferred to Snowden.”
“Macmillan is publishing Snowden’s book Permanent Record. Upon information and belief, Macmillan has possession over ill-gotten funds,...
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One of the countries we liberated was Russia, too bad it seems to have cost us our liberty.