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Snowden Retained Expert in Espionage Act Defense


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Plato Cacheris, lawyer

Plato Cacheris in 2001. Officials say Mr. Cacheris is working on a plea deal for Edward Snowden, the accused leaker.

Credit: Manny Ceneta/Agence France-PresseGetty Images

Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who provided journalists a trove of classified documents, retained a well-known Washington defense lawyer last summer in hopes of reaching a plea deal with federal prosecutors that would allow him to return to the United States and spare him significant prison time.

From The New York Times
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