Government contractor stole secret intelligence: Justice Department

Department of Justice

WASHINGTON — A government contractor was arrested in August for allegedly stealing top secret intelligence, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

According to a criminal complaint, Harold Thomas Martin III, 51, was charged with theft of government property and unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials by a government employee or contractor after searches of his home and property revealed hard-copy and digital files containing “highly classified information.”

The contractor worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, according to a law enforcement source. That could raise questions about whether the leaker is in the vein of Edward Snowden, who also worked for Booz Allen.