Federal prosecutors are contemplating seeking criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and other members of the organization. Since 2010, the Justice Department has been investigating Assange and WikiLeaks, which came to prominence after posting files stolen by former Army soldier Chelsea Manning. Former attorney general Eric Holder thought it would be too hard to bring charges against Assange because WikiLeaks wasn't the only site to publish the documents, but the investigation wasn't closed. Federal prosecutors are now drafting a memo mulling charges against WikiLeaks employees, including conspiracy, theft of government property, and violation of the Espionage Act, The Washington Post reports. Assange is living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, avoiding arrest stemming from rape allegations in Sweden.
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