A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Air Nationwide Guardsman Jack Teixeira, who posted dozens of secret intelligence studies and different delicate paperwork on a gaming server, on six counts of retaining and transmitting categorised nationwide protection info.
The submitting of prison costs towards Airman Teixeira, 21, comes two months after F.B.I. brokers arrested him at his house in North Dighton, Mass., on April 13.
Airman Teixeira has remained in federal custody after prosecutors offered proof that he had a historical past of creating violent and racist threats, had entry to an arsenal of weapons and represented a danger of sharing delicate info with overseas international locations.
“The unauthorized elimination, retention and transmission of categorised info jeopardizes our nation’s safety,” Joshua S. Levy, the performing U.S. lawyer for Massachusetts, stated in an announcement. “People granted entry to categorised supplies have a basic responsibility to safeguard the data for the security of the USA, our energetic service members, its residents and its allies.”
“We’re dedicated to making sure that these entrusted with delicate nationwide safety info adhere to the regulation,” he added.
Airman Teixeira’s lawyer didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Earlier than his arrest, Air Power officers caught Airman Teixeira taking notes and conducting deep-dive searches for categorised materials months earlier than he was charged with leaking an enormous trove of presidency secrets and techniques, however didn’t take away him from his job, based on earlier filings within the case.