June 22nd, 2013
05:11 PM ET
10 months ago

U.S. seeks Snowden extradition in NSA leaks case

Washington (CNN) - The United States has contacted authorities in Hong Kong to seek the extradition of Edward Snowden, the man who admitted leaking top-secret details about U.S. surveillance programs, a senior U.S. administration official said Saturday.

Federal prosecutors charged Snowden with espionage and theft of government property, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in Virginia on Friday.

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