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Former NGA employee sentence for taking classified docs home

A former imagery scientist at the U.S. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency has been sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison for willful retention of national defense information.

A former imagery scientist at the U.S. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency has been sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison for willful retention of national defense information.

According to a Justice Department statement, FBI agents recovered more than 20 classified documents at the home of Mohan L. Nirala of Maryland, during the execution of a federal search warrant.

The more than 500 pages of documents classified at Top Secret and Secret levels were found in a white duct-taped box underneath the basement stairs in Nirala’s home.

Nirala, who worked at NGA from 2009 to 2015, pleaded guilty Sept. 16, 2016. 

View the DOJ statement at https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-nga-employee-sentenced-taking-classified-information.

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