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    Air Force Superiors Warned Alleged Pentagon Leaker Multiple Times Before Arrest

    Air Force Superiors Warned Alleged Pentagon Leaker Multiple Times Before Arrest

    The National Guardsman accused of leaking top secret Pentagon documents online was warned multiple times by superiors about his mishandling of classified information before he was arrested in April, according to documents filed in court.

    Federal prosecutors used the reprimands to argue in the Wednesday court filing that Jack Teixeira, the 21-year-old Guardsman, should remain in custody. They cited two incidents in September and October when Air superiors notified Teixeira about mishandling materials, but prosecutors claim he continued to post the documents online and brag about it after the reprimands.

    “That the defendant continued posting classified information despite keen awareness that he was violating the law and even after being admonished multiple times by superiors is a clear indication that he will be undeterred by any restrictions this court places upon him and will not hesitate to circumvent those restrictions if he deems it in his interest to do so,” prosecutors wrote in the filing.

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    Three Air Force memorandums addressed to Teixeira, an airman 1st class with the 102nd Intelligence Wing at Otis Air National Guard in Massachusetts, were included in the court filings.

    Teixeira joined the service in 2019, and his duty title was cyber transport systems journeyman, meaning he worked on global…

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