Jack Teixeira, just 22, sentenced to 16 years in prison for sharing top secret Ukraine documents with his friends on Discord.

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Massachusetts Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira has pleaded guilty to leaking highly classified military documents about Russia’s war in Ukraine and other national security secrets on Discord.

The 22-year-old admitted all six counts relating to willful retention and transmission of national defense information in the most consequential security leak in years – and accepted a 16-year jail term as part of a plea deal Monday.

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In return, Boston prosecutors agreed not to charge him with further counts under the Espionage Act.

Teixeira, of North Dighton, Massachusetts, has been behind bars since his April arrest.

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His case raised alarm over America’s ability to protect its most closely guarded secrets and forced the Biden administration to scramble to try to contain diplomatic and military fallout.


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