Jack Teixeira case: Judge grants lawyer’s request to withdraw as counsel

A federal judge in Massachusetts has granted a request to withdraw from the case from one of the attorneys, Jack Teixeira.

Judge David Hennessey granted federal attorney Joshua Hein’s request to decline Teixeira’s attorney.

Mr. Hein has pulled out of the case, but there are other federal defense attorneys representing Mr. Teixeira.

Teixeira previously worked as a cybersecurity expert for the Air National Guard and was accused of sharing sensitive information through the Discord social media server.

He was charged with improper retention and transmission of defense information and willful retention of classified documents.

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A selfie of Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old National Guard Airman accused of leaking classified information. (Facebook)

Mr. Teixeira has a classified information security clearance and was given classified information.

According to The New York Times, Air Force officials allegedly ordered Teixeira to “stop all digging into classified information” in September and October 2022, and he has previously been in classified documents. It is reported that he was caught accessing it.

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Jack Teixeira's family leaves court

Relatives of Jack Teixeira leave the John Joseph Mauchly Federal Court following Jack Teixeira’s arraignment in Boston, Massachusetts, April 14, 2023. A Massachusetts Air National Guard soldier has been charged with two counts of improper retention and transmission of defense information and unauthorized movement. Retention of confidential documents or materials. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images, File)

“Mr. Teixeira was given advance notice not to engage in intelligence activities but to focus on his career duties,” the senior officer said in a February 4 memo, according to the report. .


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Aerial view of Air National Guard officer Jack Teixeira arrested by FBI agents on suspicion of leaking classified material. (Fox News)

On May 19, Hennessy ruled that Teixeira would remain in custody even before his trial, citing disturbing comments he made online and his “interest in guns.”

Fox News Digital’s Andrea Vacchiano and Timothy HJ Nerozzi contributed to this report.

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