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    Accused Military Secret Leaker Jack Teixeira Seeks Private Attorney on Court’s Dime

    Accused Military Secret Leaker Jack Teixeira Seeks Private Attorney on Court's Dime

    The public defenders representing accused secrets leaker Jack Teixeira have filed a motion for their client to be appointed additional representation at taxpayer expense.

    Brendan Kelley and Allen Franco, both of the federal public defender office in , wrote in a Friday filing that their client, Jack Teixeira, “is currently charged by complaint with offenses under the Espionage Act, the complexity of which this Court is aware.”

    They added that during his initial appearance in federal court in Boston, “the Court reviewed Mr. Teixeira's financial affidavit and determined he qualified for court-appointed representation.”

    Teixeira, either 21 or 22, of North Dighton, is a Massachusetts National Guard serviceman charged with leaking highly sensitive military secrets to an online forum dedicated largely to the gaming community. He was arrested on April 13.

    He was charged on April 14 with unauthorized retention and transmission of national defense information and unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material. He had remained informally jailed since that date until U.S. Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessy on May 19 formally ordered him detained through trial.

    While Kelley has appeared as the lead defense attorney through all appearances, Teixeira's original lead counsel as written on the criminal complaint cover sheet — called a JS45 form in Massachusetts federal courts — was “Josh…

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