Just in case National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, who fled to Hong Kong for refuge, had any doubts — he’s no longer employed. The firm where he worked for the past three months, Booz Allen, fired him Monday, citing violations of company ethics codes.
Mr. Snowden earned an annual salary of $122,000, the company confirmed, in a statement reported by USA Today. The company fired him “for violations of the firm’s code of ethics and firm policy,” USA Today reported.
Mr. Snowden, a former CIA technical analyst, spoke of his cushy position and comfortable lifestyle — that included residence in Hawaii — in an interview with The Guardian last week. But that’s ended.
Booz Allen said, USA Today reported: “News reports that this individual has claimed to have leaked classified information are shocking, and if accurate, this action represents a grave violation of the code of conduct and core values of our firm. We will work closely with our clients and authorities in their investigation of this matter.”