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Espionage Act of 1917

Reality Winner, the ex-NSA contractor accused of leaking secrets, pleads guilty

Reality Winner, the ex-NSA contractor accused of leaking secrets, pleads guilty

Reality Winner, a former National Security Agency contractor and the first person to be prosecuted during the Trump administration for leaking classified information, pleaded guilty Tuesday to espionage.

As part of the agreement, prosecutors recommended Winner, 26, serve five years and three months in jail and three years of supervised release for sending a news outlet secret information about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Winner, who wore an orange prison jumpsuit and handcuffs at the federal district court hearing in Augusta, Ga., has already been detained for more than a year.

“All of these actions I did willfully, meaning I did them...

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