- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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.”

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide