Massachusetts Air National Guard Member Jack Teixeira Pleads Guilty To Leaking Military Secrets

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira has pleaded guilty in federal court to leaking highly classified military documents about Russia’s war in Ukraine and other national security secrets.

Teixeira pleaded guilty in Boston’s federal court on Monday to six counts of willful retention and transmission of national defense information under the Espionage Act.

The plea by the 22-year-old Teixeira comes nearly a year after he was arrested in the most consequential national security leak in years.

Teixeira admitted illegally collecting military secrets and sharing them with other users on the social media platform Discord.

The plea agreement says prosecutors plan to seek nearly 17 years in prison for him.

More about: