Whistleblower Edward Snowden received $20,000 to speak at a University of Arizona event via Skype March 25.
KGUN9 obtained the information via a public records request for the contract between the University of Arizona Foundation and American Program Bureau, Inc. -- the speakers bureau that represents Snowden
University of Arizona spokesman Chris Sigurdson said the money did not come from the UA.
"All fees for Greenwald and Snowden's speakers' bureau were paid by the Don Moon Foundation. Chomsky does not charge for his appearances. "Half the money will be used to help sponsor the Privacy lecture series downtown next fall and the other half is going to support the graduate students in the Department off Linguistics, Chomsky's academic discipline."