A judge in Boston, Massachusetts, ruled on Friday that Air
National guardsman Jack Douglas Teixeira who leaked secret Pentagon
documents earlier this year should remain in custody until trial,
the Wall Street Journal said, Trend reports citing TASS.
Magistrate Judge David Hennessy denied bail to 21-year-old
Teixeira was arrested on April 13 on suspicion of divulging
classified documents. US news media reported that he was the leader
of the Thug Shaker Central group on Discord, the online platform
that was allegedly used to leak the classified Pentagon documents
to the Internet.
On April 14, he was charged with two counts of related to
retaining and distributing classified and national defense
information. The first one is punishable with up to five years in
prison, the second – with up to ten years.