Jack Teixeira Bag Detention for leaking Classified Documents
The Justice Department recently filed the criminal papers against Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard‘s intelligence who is suspected of leaking hundreds of highly-classified material to a gaming chat server.
According to The New York Times, Mr. Teixeira was accused of breaking two federal laws that prohibit the improper possession, removal, and communication of secret and national security information on Friday in federal court in Boston.
Until his arraignment hearing on Wednesday, he will continue to be detained, according to the Massachusetts U.S. attorney’s office.
In its charges against Mr. Teixeira, the F.B.I. cites two statutes that govern the preservation of state secrets.
The US federal judge was advised by F.B.I. Special Agent Patrick Lueckenhoff on Friday that the agency had cause to believe Mr. Teixeira had violated Sections 793 and 1924 of Title 18 of the federal code.
According to the court documents, Mr. Teixeira received a top-secret classified clearance in 2021, which was necessary for his position as a computer network engineer in the Massachusetts Air National Guard.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation detained Mr. Teixeira in connection with a number of leaked secret United States government and military documents, according to a previous article from Peoples Gazette.
He was taken into custody at his Dighton, Massachusetts, home on Thursday afternoon.
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