Detention Hearing for Suspected Pentagon Leaker Set for May 16

This photo illustration created on April 13, 2023, shows the suspect, national guardsman Jack Teixeira, reflected in an image of the Pentagon in Washington, DC.InternationalIndiaAfricaWASHINGTON (Sputnik) – A detention hearing for accused Pentagon documents leaker Jack Teixeira has been set for May 16 in Worcester, Massachusetts, a court notice said on Friday. Teixeira will appear in US District Court in Worcester on Tuesday, May 16, at 2:30 p.m. E.T. (18:30 GMT) before Magistrate David Hennessy, the notice said. The United States arrested and charged Teixeira last month with unauthorized removal and transmission of national defense information, following the leak of more than 100 classified documents online. The court notice comes after Teixeira’s second detention hearing, which was slated for May 11 in US District Court, was canceled. AmericasPentagon Leaker Allegedly Has History of Making Violent Threats, Researching Mass Shootings27 April, 22:15 GMTTeixeira is being held without bail until a decision on his detention. The suspected leaker is accused of releasing documents related to the conflict in Ukraine, the US’ espionage activities against its partners and a variety of other national security matters.

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