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Justice official: Complaint filed against Edward Snowden

by PETE YOST, Associated Press on June 21, 2013 7:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department official says a sealed criminal complaint has been filed against Edward Snowden in the National Security Agency surveillance case.

The official declined to specify the criminal charges against the former NSA contractor who has admitted providing information to the news media about two highly classified NSA surveillance programs.

The official, who spoke anonymously, was not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation by name.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

PHOTO: A banner supporting Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee who leaked top-secret documents about sweeping U.S. surveillance programs, is displayed at Central, Hong Kong's business district, Thursday, June 20, 2013. A WikiLeaks spokesman who claims to represent Snowden has reached out to government officials in Iceland about the potential of the NSA leaker applying for asylum in the Nordic country, officials there said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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