Pentagon leak suspect Teixeira to appear in court

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Jack Teixeira, the 21-year-old Air National Guardsman accused of leaking classified intelligence documents online in recent months, will appear in a Boston federal courtroom Friday morning, sources tell Fox News.

FBI agents arrested Teixeira at his home in North Dighton, Massachusetts, Thursday without incident. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the young man is being investigated for the “alleged unauthorized removal, retention and transmission of classified national defense information.” He will make his first court appearance in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts sometime Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., according to a source with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.

Teixeira joined the Air National Guard in September 2019 and worked as a cybersecurity systems journeyman, a position in which he held the highest level of security clearance granted by the federal government for top secret information, according to an internal Department of Defense email reviewed by Fox News.


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