Spies, whistleblowers, students, executives and every variety of scammer. It seems no one was immune from the long arm of the law, or at least, the indictment, in 2019. Many are in custody, some have been sentenced and others remain at large.
In what might have been the most anticipated arrest in 2019, a bedraggled Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, was rousted from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in May and eventually slapped with 17 counts of violating the rarely invoked Espionage Act for the 2010 procurement and publication of classified documents nicked by former Army private and intelligence officer Chelsea Manning.
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