August 23, 2018

Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (082318)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 9:00 am

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  1. Federal Government Contractor Sentenced for Removing and Transmitting Classified Materials to a News Outlet
    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Reality Winner, 26, of Augusta, Georgia, was sentenced today to five years and three months in prison for removing classified national defense material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet. Winner was arrested by the FBI at her home in Augusta, on June 3, 2017. The parties filed a plea agreement on June 21, in which Winner agreed to plead guilty to the one-count indictment charging her with unlawful retention and transmission of national defense information. The parties agreed that a sentence of imprisonment for 63 months followed by a three-year term of supervised release is the appropriate disposition of the case. The Court accepted the plea agreement at sentencing. [...]

    Reality for Winner.

    Comment by Par for the Course — August 23, 2018 @ 3:01 pm

  2. We have a Winner.

    Comment by Tom — August 23, 2018 @ 3:23 pm

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