Reality Winner sentenced to more than 5 years for leaking info about Russia hacking attempts

Reality Winner sentenced to more than 5 years for leaking info about Russia hacking attempts

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A former government contractor who pleaded guilty to leaking U.S. secrets about Russia’s attempts to hack the 2016 presidential election was sentenced Thursday to five years and three months in prison.

It was the sentence that prosecutors had recommended — the longest ever for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media — in the plea deal for Reality Winner, the Georgia woman at the center of the case. Winner was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and no fine, except for a $100 special assessment fee.

via NBC Reality Winner sentenced to more than 5 years for leaking info about Russia hacking attempts

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