Court records: Woman charged in leak case reaches plea deal

ATLANTA (AP) — Court records indicate a woman charged with leaking U.S. secrets to a news outlet has reached a deal with prosecutors.

U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Ian Prior confirmed in an email Thursday that former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner plans to plead guilty.

A change of plea hearing is scheduled Tuesday. Online court records show a plea agreement was filed Thursday.

Winner’s lawyers couldn’t immediately be reached.

Winner worked for national security contractor Pluribus International at Fort Gordon in Georgia when she was charged in June 2017 with mailing a classified U.S. report to an unidentified news organization.

Authorities haven’t described the document. Winner’s arrest was announced the same day The Intercept, an online news outlet, reported on a classified NSA report on Russian hackers and the 2016 election.

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