Jack Teixeira appears in US court charged over Pentagon leaks.
Jack Teixeira has appeared in a Boston court for allegedly leaking confidential US defense and intelligence documents.
The files included confidential information about the war in Ukraine and other national security issues.
The 21-year-old – who had top-secret clearance – faces 15 years in prison if he’s found guilty on all counts.
According to US Attorney General Merrick Garland, Mr Teixeira was arrested “without incident” in connection with “the investigation into alleged unauthorised removal, retention, and transmission of classified national defence information”.
DOJ Press Release
Today, the FBI took 21-year-old Jack Douglas Teixeira into custody without incident at a residence in North Dighton, Massachusetts, for his alleged involvement in leaking classified U.S. government and military documents. Since late last week, the FBI has aggressively pursued investigative leads.
Today’s arrest exemplifies our continued commitment to identifying, pursuing, and holding accountable those who betray our country’s trust and put our national security at risk.