Edward Snowden-Booz Allen salary: Government contractor confirms NSA leaker has been fired.

Booz Allen Fires NSA Leaker

Booz Allen Fires NSA Leaker

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June 11 2013 10:29 AM

Booz Allen Fires NSA Leaker

This was clearly just a matter of time, via Booz Allen, the government contractor that had employed Edward Snowden:

Booz Allen can confirm that Edward Snowden, 29, was an employee of our firm for less than 3 months, assigned to a team in Hawaii. Snowden, who had a salary at the rate of $122,000, was terminated June 10, 2013 for violations of the firm’s code of ethics and firm policy. 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.

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Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City.