Ex-NSA Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing Classified Docs

Law360, Nashville (December 1, 2017, 8:16 PM EST) -- A former National Security Agency hacking software developer pled guilty before a Maryland federal judge Friday to charges that he wrongfully took classified national security information and retained it at his Maryland home, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Nghia Hoang Pho, a 67-year-old who was previously employed as a Tailored Access Operations, or TAO, developer at the NSA, pled guilty to a single count of willful retention of national defense information after reaching a plea deal, according to the DOJ.

“Pho knew that he was...
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