Judge: Searches of ex-CIA employee's home and phones OK

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge in New York says investigators properly carried out searches that led to espionage charges against a former CIA employee.

U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty ruled Thursday in the case against Joshua Schulte .

Schulte's lawyers had urged Crotty to suppress the evidence, including electronic devices, saying the government misrepresented numerous important facts in getting search warrants .

Schulte's New York City apartment was searched in 2017 after WikiLeaks disclosed what the government says were over 8,000 documents and files containing classified information.

Schulte, a CIA computer engineer from 2010 to November 2016, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he leaked classified information.

Crotty noted there were several incorrect factual statements in a government affidavit but not enough to negate probable cause.

A defense lawyer did not immediately comment.

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