According to the Justice Department, a contractor for the U.S government contractor was detained on suspicion of spying after allegedly downloading and printing sensitive information from his office computer system and passing it on to a foreign nation.
U.S Government Contractor Was In Possession Of A Top-Secret Security Clearance, Giving Him Access To Sensitive Data
According to VOA News, Abraham Teklu Lemma, an Ethiopian national, and a U.S government contractor with the Departments of State and Justice was in possession of a top-secret security clearance, giving him access to sensitive data.
According to court records, he is accused of sending satellite imagery, pictures, and maps to a foreign government through an encrypted messaging app.
The U.S government contractor is suspected of spying for an unnamed nation, and a Justice Department official declined to comment. However, the records do mention that he has been going back and forth over the previous 1.5 years to a nation where he has family links.
Lemma – the U.S government contractor is claimed to have spied for Ethiopia, according to The New York Times, which broke the news of the detention first.
He allegedly downloaded information to CDs and DVDs and copied it from dozens of intelligence reports.
U.S Government Contractor Is Accused Of Conspiring And As Well As Giving Sensitive Information About National Defense
As per the report of Republic World, the U.S government contractor is accused of conspiring and as well as giving sensitive information about national defense to help a foreign government. He is also accused of knowingly holding onto sensitive information. It was not immediately apparent if he had a lawyer who could speak for him.