Former NSA Contractor Sentenced To Over Five Years In Federal Prison For Leaking Classified Information

The far left former NSA contractor named ‘Reality Winner’ who leaked classified information to a media outlet to damage Trump has had her day in court. She was sentenced to over five years in prison.

The sentence seems a little light but it is apparently the longest sentence ever given for this crime.

FOX News reports:

Reality Winner sentenced to more than 5 years over classified report leak

Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner on Thursday was sentenced to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to leaking a classified report with information on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

Winner, 26, was sentenced to 63 months, with no fine in a Georgia courtroom. She received an additional three years of supervised release.

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The prisoner’s mom had tears streaming down her face as the sentence was read. Winner appeared in court wearing an orange jumpsuit.

Winner’s defense team said they felt the sentence, reportedly the longest ever imposed for a federal media leak crime, was “fair.”

Winner, an Air Force veteran, pleaded guilty in June after being held in prison at the Lincoln County Jail near Augusta, Georgia. Winner was arrested in June 2017, and charged under the Espionage Act for removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet, according to the Justice Department.

She’ll have plenty of time to ponder her mistakes over the next five years.

 

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