Royal Oak Tribune

Retrial date set for ex-CIA engineer in leak case


NEW YORK » The retrial of a former CIA software engineer charged with leaking secrets to WikiLeaks in an espionage case will begin June 7, a judge said Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Paul A. Crotty set the date for Joshua Schulte over the objections of a defense lawyer who said it would be impossible to properly prepare for a trial that started before August.

Earlier this year, a jury deadlocked on the most serious espionage charges alleging that Schulte stole a massive trove of the agency’s hacking tools and gave it to the organizati­on that publishes news leaks.

After the retrial, Schulte, 32, also faces child pornograph­y charges at a separate trial.

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