Trial of accused leaker Reality Winner set for October

Trial of accused leaker Reality Winner set for October

Judge Brian Epps set a proposed trial date of October 23 for victor, who is charged with leaking classified information to the media while she was a government contractor working with the National Security Agency.

She appeared in a Georgia courtroom Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing.

Victor has pleaded not guilty to the charge and a trial date has been set for late October. She has been held without bond since her arrest June 3 when federal agents searched her Battle Row rental home.

Winner was a linguist while in the US Air Force from 2010 to 2016 and speaks Farsi, Dari and Pashto, her mother, Billie Winner-Davis, has said.

Victor reportedly leaked the document while working at an agency in Augusta, Georgia, last month.

Her trial date has been set for October 23.

Attorneys should receive security clearance by August 25, Epps added.

“I think this judge expects us to work together to get to the information and in due course, get to the truth”, says Bell. Winner, he noted, has no prior convictions and, at this point, only one charge against her.

The charge against victor carries a potential prison sentence of up to 10 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine. She could also face a fine of up to $250,000.