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Julian Assange to Plead Guilty to Violating Espionage Act

Tyler McBrien
Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 9:40 AM
The expected plea deal could signal the beginning of the end of a long saga for the WikiLeaks founder and the Justice Department.

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According to a letter and a criminal information filed by the Justice Department in the U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is expected to plead guilty to one count of violating the Espionage Act, for which a judge will likely sentence him on Wednesday, June 26.

You can read the letter here or below:

And the criminal information here or below: 

Tyler McBrien is the managing editor of Lawfare. He previously worked as an editor with the Council on Foreign Relations and a Princeton in Africa Fellow with Equal Education in South Africa, and holds an MA in international relations from the University of Chicago.

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