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Leaker of Military Secrets Could Face Court-Martial

And if convicted, Jack Teixeira could face several more years in prison

(Newser) - Jack Teixeira could face more than just a recommended 16 years in prison in connection with one of the biggest intelligence leaks in years. The Massachusetts Air National Guard member—who was convicted of leaking classified documents that ranged from assessments of Russia's war in Ukraine to capability reports...

Air National Guard Member May Get 17 Years Over Leak

Under plea deal, Jack Teixeira faces at least 11 years in prison

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. Massachusetts Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court to leaking highly classified military documents about Russia's war in Ukraine and other national security secrets. Teixeira pleaded guilty to six counts of willful retention and transmission...

Leak Suspect Pleads Not Guilty
Leak Defendant to Change Plea

Leak Defendant to Change Plea

Jack Teixeira to admit to charges in court on Monday

(Newser) - The military computer technician charged with leaking highly classified government intelligence will change his plea to guilty on Monday. Federal prosecutors asked a judge in Boston for a hearing to facilitate the change by Jack Teixeira in a filing Thursday, the Washington Post reports. Prosecutors and a lawyer for Teixeira...

Air Force Punished 15 People Over Leak

Inspector general says multiple security failures led to alleged Jack Teixeria leak

(Newser) - The massive classified documents leak by an Air Force service member earlier this year was made worse by the intentional failure of multiple officials to take required action on his suspicious behavior, the Air Force inspector general reported Monday. Massachusetts Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira is accused of leaking...

Report: Russian Pilot Tried to Shoot Down UK Military Jet

BBC reports 2 missiles were fired deliberately, not in a 'technical malfunction' as Russia claimed

(Newser) - A Russian pilot deliberately tried to shoot down a British plane last year, the BBC is reporting, contradicting Russia's claims of a "technical malfunction." The pilot fired two missiles at the Royal Air Force plane in international airspace over the Black Sea on Sept. 29, 2022. The...

Leak Suspect: Trump Isn't Held, So Why Am I?

Trump case undermines argument that Jack Teixeira is a flight and security risk: lawyers

(Newser) - The Massachusetts Air National Guard member accused of sharing military secrets on social media platform Discord filed an appeal Monday, arguing he should be released from prison while awaiting trial—just like former President Trump. Jack Teixeira, 21, has been in custody since his April 13 arrest. A judge sided...

New Indictment Adds 6 Charges Against Leak Suspect, 21

Jack Teixeira was found viewing classified intelligence unrelated to his job over months

(Newser) - The Air National Guard member already jailed on suspicion of posting classified information on social media was hit with more charges Thursday. A new indictment adds six counts of illegal retention and transmission of national defense information to the charges facing Jack Teixeira, the Washington Post reports. Conviction on the...

Feds: Suspected Leaker 'Must Remain Detained'

Prosecutors say Jack Teixeira might still have access to classified informatoin

(Newser) - Jack Teixeira is a security risk and a flight risk who "must remain detained," federal prosecutors said in a court filing ahead of a Thursday detention hearing for the Massachusetts Air National Guardsman. The 21-year-old is accused of leaking classified information online and prosecutors said it would be...

Senators Have Colorful Words After Classified Briefing on Leak

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, after largely unhelpful session on Pentagon leak: 'It’s just a s--- show'

(Newser) - After last week's flurry of headlines about the Pentagon intelligence leak and the arrest of Massachusetts Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira, the news flow has tapered off—for senators too, it seems. NBC News and the Hill report that lawmakers from both sides of the aisle left a...

Feds: Man Applied to Be Hit Man at Parody Site

Air National Guardsman was arrested after meeting undercover FBI agent

(Newser) - Jake Teixeira isn't the only 21-year-old Air National Guardsman facing criminal charges. Tennessee's Josiah Ernesto Garcia was arrested last week after he allegedly offered his services to Rent-a-Hitman.com, unaware that it is a parody site whose owner contacts law enforcement when it looks like requests could...

MTG, Lindsey Graham Really Going After Each Other

Their fight involves the Pentagon leaker, trans influencer, Bud Light

(Newser) - Marjorie Taylor Greene was among those on the right who came to the defense of the Air National Guardsman accused of leaking Pentagon documents, which led to a feud between the congresswoman and her fellow Republican, Sen. Lindsey Graham. Discussing MTG and others, including Tucker Carlson, who've expressed...

Feds Say Suspect Searched Classified Records for 'Leak'

Billing records also helped lead investigators to Jack Teixeira

(Newser) - Billing records of an Internet social media platform and interviews with another user helped the FBI identify a Massachusetts Air National Guardsman as a suspect in the leak of highly classified military documents, according to court records unsealed Friday. The new details came as Jack Teixeira, 21, appeared in court...

Big Names on Right Come to Defense of Leaker

Marjorie Taylor Greene, Tucker Carlson among those defending Jake Teixeira

(Newser) - The 21-year-old Air National Guardsman accused of leaking Pentagon documents online faces serious charges under the Espionage Act. But Jake Teixeira already has some big-names on the right coming to his defense, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Tucker Carlson of Fox News. "Jake Teixeira is white, male, christian,...

Suspected Leaker 'Wasn't a Whistleblower,' Friends Say

They say Airman Jack Teixeira shared information to impress them, not to damage government

(Newser) - Airman Jack Teixeira, the suspected leaker of military documents who was arrested by the FBI on Thursday, is a Christian and a gun enthusiast but not a whistleblower or foreign agent, according to friends in the close-knit gaming community where he posted the documents. A "Thug Shaker Central" member...

FBI Arrests 21-Year-Old Suspected of Leaking Files

Jack Teixeira of Massachusetts Air National Guard was taken into custody

(Newser) - "Today, the Justice Department arrested Jack Douglas Teixeira in connection with an investigation into alleged unauthorized removal, retention, and transmission of classified national defense information," Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday. The 21-year-old member of the intelligence wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard was arrested in North...

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