Pentagon leak case: The Massachusetts Air National Guardsman who is accused of stealing confidential Pentagon papers will be charged in federal court on Wednesday.
According to MassLive, Jack Teixeira’s court appearance will take place in Worcester this afternoon, almost a week after a federal grand jury indicted him.
There are six counts of deliberate retention and dissemination of national defence information against Teixeira, 21, of North Dighton, Massachusetts. On April 13, he was detained on suspicion of revealing highly sensitive military information concerning Russia’s conflict in Ukraine and other crucial matters of national security in a Discord chat room. Teixeira had access to sensitive data thanks to his top-secret information security clearance.
“Those who have security clearances are trusted with keeping our country’s secrets and classified information safe. The charges in today’s indictment show a severe breach of that trust, according to a statement released by FBI Director Christopher Wray last week. The FBI and our allies are steadfast in their determination to hold those responsible for endangering our security and the security of our allies throughout the world.