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    Accused Leaker Jack Teixeira Faces Second Detention Hearing Thursday

    Accused Leaker Jack Teixeira Faces Second Detention Hearing Thursday

    The former Massachusetts National Guardsman accused of posting top-secret documents on the internet will get another day in court before a federal magistrate decides whether his pre-trial release poses a threat.

    U.S. Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessy will reopen a detention hearing for Jack Teixeira at 2 p.m. Thursday in the federal courthouse in Worcester.

    It will be Teixeira's second appearance before Hennessy, as the judge prepares to decide whether to order that he continue to be held since arrest, as prosecutors want.

    Hennessy took 90 minutes of arguments from the government and Teixeira's court-appointed lawyers on April 27.

    Teixeira was arrested and charged in April under the Espionage Act and faces up to 25 years in prison.

    Federal prosecutors say Teixeira, 21, a low-level IT employee who had been stationed at the Otis National Guard , had high-level access to classified documents.

    Teixeira enlisted in the U.S. Air National Guard in 2019, officials have said. Since May 2022, he held the rank of an E-3/Airman, with the title of Cyber Defense Operations Journeyman.

    A government memo says that starting around February 2022, Teixeira began to “access hundreds of classified documents containing national defense information that had no bearing on his role as essentially an information technology (“IT”) support specialist.”

    Documents he obtained were posted on the social media site…

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