Reality Winner, Accused Of Leaking Classified Documents, Pleads Guilty

Winner reached a plea deal with prosecutors that calls for her to serve more than five years in prison. She was charged with violating the Espionage Act by sending NSA documents to a news site.
Reality Winner, shown exiting the Augusta Courthouse on June 8, 2017, has pleaded guilty to violating the Espionage Act. She was an intelligence industry contractor accused of leaking National Security Agency documents to a news site. Source: Sean Rayford

Reality Winner, the former NSA contractor accused of leaking classified documents to a news site last summer, has accepted a bargain with prosecutors and pleaded guilty in federal court.

Winner, 26, was charged with violating the Espionage Act.

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