Booz Allen Releases Snowden Update, Discloses His Salary
The first Booz Allen official press release resulting from the Snowden fallout hit just over two hours after the Guardian revealed his identity. Now, Booz Allen has released a follow up press release, this time apparently emphasizing that the employee is now terminated (we guessed as much), and amusingly, that his salary was $122,000. Supposedly this is to discredit the self-reported account that Snowden's salary was $200,000. Frankly, we find it surprising that the NSA has not yet leaked Edward's full confidential dossier, including by what age his bed-wetting habit was successfully contained. Because all is fair in covert ops war and character assassination.
From Carlyle Group-majority owned company Booz:
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.