Digging deeper into Reality Winner's work history

Published: Jun. 6, 2017 at 4:50 PM EDT
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - We are learning more about the background and work history of the government contractor accused of leaking top secret documents.

Reality Winner spent six years in the Air Force before starting her current job here in Augusta.

The Air Force tells us Winner was a cryptologic language analyst which means she identified foreign communication using signal or satellite equipment. She went to Pluribus International in December after getting out of the military.

Pluribus International is a federal government contractor and offers intelligent services to the Department of Defense. One of their intelligent services is language translation, transcription, interpretation, and analysis.

Thes website states "Our rigorous qualification screening and detailed interview process ensures that our linguist and language capable analyst meet to exceed our defense and intelligent community client's demanding requirements."

Pluribus' website further mentions some of the languages it specializes in, one being Russian.

Winner is accused of leaking top-secret documents about Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

The exact complaint against Winner is gathering, transmitting or losing defense information. If found guilty, she could face up to ten years in a federal prison.

On Thursday, Winner will be back in federal court to find out whether she will be granted bond.

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