Former NSA employee pleads guilty to taking classified documents

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Posted: Dec 01, 2017 3:58 PM

By Dustin Volz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former National Security Agency employee who worked in its elite hacking unit pleaded guilty on Friday to illegally taking classified information outside the spy agency, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Nghia Hoang Pho, 67, retained U.S. government documents containing top-secret national defense information between 2010 and March 2015, according to a plea agreement.

(Reporting by Dustin Volz; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)