Alleged NSA Leaker Loses Bid To Trim Charges

Law360, New York (April 14, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge on Wednesday declined to dismiss five criminal counts against a former National Security Agency official accused of leaking information to the press about alleged waste in the development of a government digital information gathering system.

Judge Richard D. Bennett of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland rejected Thomas Andrews Drake's arguments that those counts against him for willful retention of national defense information under the the Espionage Act of 1917 are unconstitutionally vague.

Judge Bennett also disagreed with Drake...
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