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US sues Edward Snowden, seeking all proceeds from the sale of his new book

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The feds say the former CIA employee published the work in violation of the nondisclosure agreements he signed

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Exiled former CIA employee and NSA contractor Edward Snowden has been hit with a civil lawsuit from the Justice Department over the publication of his new book, titled, "Permanent Record," and the feds want to seize all the money the notorious whistleblower's memoir rakes in.

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On Tuesday, the DOJ issued a news release announcing its lawsuit, saying that "Snowden published his book without submitting it to the agencies for pre-publication review, in violation of his express obligations under the agreements he signed. Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that Snowden has given public speeches on intelligence-related matters, also in violation of his non-disclosure agreements."

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