Wo­man ac­cused of leak in­dicted, held with­out bond

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AU­GUSTA | A fed­eral judge or­dered a wo­man charged with leak­ing clas­si­fied U.S. doc­u­ments to re­main jailed un­til her trial af­ter prose­cu­tors ar­gued Thurs­day she might pos­sess more stolen gov­ern­ment se­crets.

Prose­cu­tors also said Re­al­ity Win­ner, 25, might try to flee the U.S. if re­leased on bond. As­sis­tant U.S. At­tor­ney Jen­nifer So­lari told the judge that she had writ­ten in a note­book: “I want to burn the White House Down … find some­where in Kur­dis­tan to live. Ha-ha!”

Wear­ing an or­ange jump­suit and leg shack­les, Ms. Win­ner pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court to charges that she il­le­gally re­tained and trans­mit­ted na­tional de­fense in­for­ma­tion.

The fed­eral crime car­ries a max­i­mum penalty of 10 years in prison if con­victed.

The for­mer Air Force lin­guist, who speaks Ara­bic and Farsi and had a top-se­cret se­cu­rity clear­ance, was work­ing as a gov­ern­ment con­trac­tor in Au­gusta when she copied and mailed a clas­si­fied re­port con­tain­ing top-se­cret ma­te­rial to an on­line news or­ga­ni­za­tion, prose­cu­tors say.

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