Minor convictions for ex-CIA coder in hacking tools case

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NEW YORK (AP) - A former CIA software engineer accused of stealing a massive trove of the agency's hacking tools and handing it over to WikiLeaks was convicted of only minor charges after a jury deadlocked on more serious espionage charges against him. Joshua Schulte, who worked as a coder at the agency's headquarters in Virginia, was convicted Monday by a federal jury of contempt of court and making false statements after a four-week trial in Manhattan federal court. After deliberating since last week, the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the more significant charges. The trial offered an unusual window into the CIA's digital sleuthing and the team that designs computer code to spy on foreign adversaries.

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