[Ed. – The high cost of treachery]
Former NSA contractor Reality Leigh Winner was arrested in June of 2017 after she removed classified material from a government facility and mailed it to a news outlet.
Reality Winner was arrested and charged just hours after The Intercept published a report based on classified information she sent the outlet.
Shortly after her arrest she was indicted by a federal grand jury on a single count.
Ms. Winner now faces 10 years in prison which is the maximum sentence as the Trump administration cracks down on leakers.
The Washington Examiner reported:
A Georgia woman who mailed a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the “longest sentence” ever behind bars for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media, prosecutors said in a court filing.
Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner, 26, is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 23 by a U.S. District Court judge in Augusta. She pleaded guilty in June to a single count of transmitting national security information when she worked as a translator at an NSA facility in Augusta.