Attys Say Ex-CIA Coder Fit To Rep Self At Espionage Retrial

Law360, New York (July 22, 2021, 5:16 PM EDT) -- Counsel for former CIA programmer Joshua Schulte told a federal judge Thursday that Schulte is competent to represent himself at his upcoming retrial on espionage charges — a sentiment that was echoed by a prosecutor from the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office.

The comments were directed toward a wary Manhattan U.S. District Judge Paul A. Crotty, who thus far has held off on formally approving the 32-year-old Schulte's request to go pro se. Judge Crotty said he would issue a ruling in coming days.

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