Pentagon leak suspect Jack Teixeira is indicted by a federal grand jury

Jack Teixeira, accused of leaking classified documents online, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Boston.

The charges: Teixeira, a 21-year-old Air National guardsman, faces six counts of willful retention and transmission of national defense information.
* If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison for each charge and a fine of up to $250,000.

The allegations: Teixeira is accused of sharing highly classified military documents about the war in Ukraine and other top national security issues on Discord, a popular social media website.
* He was arrested in April and is to remain behind bars until his trial.

Prosecutors’ concerns: Federal prosecutors argue that Teixeira has an enormous incentive to flee and that numerous adversaries of the United States could provide him the means to do so, regardless of the court’s conditions.

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