Former NSA contractor Reality Winner receives five year sentence

A former National Security Agency contractor who pleaded guilty to leaking classified government documents to a media agency arrived to court on Thursday grinning and clutching what appears to be a book about the New Testament. Reality Winner, 26, was sentenced to more than five years on Thursday as part of a deal with prosecutors, who called it the longest sentence ever imposed for a federal crime involving leaks to the media. Winner pleaded guilty in June to a single count of transmitting national security information. The former Air Force translator worked as a contractor at a National Security Agency’s office in Augusta, Georgia, when she printed a classified report and left the building with it tucked into her pantyhose. Winner told the FBI she mailed the document to an online news outlet. The former linguist arrived to court wearing an orange prison jumpsuit and her shackled hands clutching the New Testament from the Bible. Winner smiled as she made her way inside.

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