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Julian Assange reaches plea deal with DOJ that would grant him release from prison – Washington Examiner

Julian ⁣Assange⁢ has reached a plea deal with the U.S. Department of Justice that would allow him to return to his home country, Australia. Under the deal, ⁣Assange would plead guilty to one count ‌of‌ violating‌ the Espionage Act,⁣ which involves obtaining and​ disclosing national defense⁣ information, resulting in a⁢ 62-month sentence. Importantly, the ​time he has already⁢ served in a UK prison would ⁤count towards this sentence, potentially setting him free. The deal still requires ⁤approval from a federal judge. Previously, Assange faced 18 charges from a 2019 indictment that could have led to⁤ a maximum sentence of 175 years. He had⁤ been ⁤resisting extradition to the U.S. for several years. His ⁤next court‌ appearance is ⁣scheduled ​for July 9-10. The situation is ongoing, and updates ‍are expected.


Julian Assange has reached a plea deal with the Department of Justice, which would allow him to be released from prison to his native Australia.

The deal must first be approved by a federal judge. If approved, it would allow him to plead guilty to one charge of violating the Espionage Act by obtaining and disclosing national defense information, carrying a 62-month sentence. According to CNN, this includes the time he already spent in a United Kingdom prison, setting him free.

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The WikiLeaks founder faced 18 counts from a 2019 indictment, which carried a maximum of 175 years in prison. He had been fighting extradition to the United States for the past half-decade.

His court appearance had been scheduled for July 9-10.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with more information.



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