Tuesday, April 16, 2024
More
    HomeWorldPentagon Leak Suspect Jack Teixeira Expected to Plead Guilty in Federal Case

    Pentagon Leak Suspect Jack Teixeira Expected to Plead Guilty in Federal Case

    Pentagon Leak Suspect Jack Teixeira Expected to Plead Guilty in Federal Case

    BOSTON — Jack Teixeira, the Massachusetts National Guard member accused of leaking highly classified documents on a social media platform, is expected to plead guilty in his federal case, according to court papers filed Thursday.

    Prosecutors asked the judge to schedule a change of plea hearing for Monday, but no other details were immediately available. Teixeira had previously pleaded not guilty.

    Teixeira was indicted on six counts of willful retention and transmission of national defense information. Each count is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

    The Massachusetts U.S. attorney's office declined further comment. An attorney for Teixeira didn't immediately return a phone message Thursday.

    Teixeira, of North Dighton, Massachusetts, has been behind bars since his April arrest for a leak that left the Biden administration scrambling to assess and contain the damage among the international community and reassure allies that its secrets are safe with the U.S.

    He was accused of sharing classified military documents about 's war in and other sensitive national security topics on Discord, a social media platform popular with people who play online games. Investigators believe he led a private chat group called Thug Shaker Central, where enthusiasts shared jokes, talked about their favorite types of guns and discussed wars, including Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

    Authorities say Teixeira, who enlisted in the…

    Continue Reading This Article At Military.com

    Stay Connected

    34,572FansLike
    4,123FollowersFollow
    1,739FollowersFollow

    Latest articles

    AlphaDog Hosting Ad

    Related articles

    Leave a reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here
    Captcha verification failed!
    CAPTCHA user score failed. Please contact us!