Reality Winner: NSA leaker sentenced to 63 months in prison

Posted: 9:35 AM, Aug 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-23 15:35:53Z

A former government contractor accused of leaking confidential information to the media has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.

Reality Winner, 26, was accused of taking a report about a 2016 Russian military intelligence cyberattack from the NSA facility where she worked and sending it to an online news outlet.

She initially faced 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, but accepted a plea deal . A federal judge sentenced her to 63 months in prison with three years of supervised release.

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