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    Air National Guardsman Teixeira Pleads Guilty to Leaking Classified Info, Faces Up to 16 Years in Prison

    Air National Guardsman Teixeira Pleads Guilty to Leaking Classified Info, Faces Up to 16 Years in Prison

    A Massachusets National Guardsman who was arrested last year after being accused of leaking highly classified Department of Defense information online pleaded guilty Monday morning to six counts under the Espionage Act.

    Airman 1st Class Jack Teixeira, 22, an Air National Guardsman with the 102nd Intelligence Wing at Otis Air National Guard Base, entered his guilty plea in federal court in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday. As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors will ask a judge to impose a sentence of no less than 11 months and up to 200 months, or a little more than 16 years — which could mark one of the stiffest sentences imposed for similar crimes in recent history.

    “Jack Teixeira will never get a sniff of a classified piece of information for the rest of his life,” Josh Levy, the U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, said Monday at a news conference following Teixeira's guilty plea.

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    Teixeira was arrested in early 2023 following long-running leaks on an online platform used by gamers that disclosed classified information about the war in Ukraine and U.S. relations with allies. He was charged in April with unauthorized retention, removal and transmission of national defense information and classified documents. He faced six counts for the unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and remained in…

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