Transcript for Soldier Convicted of Espionage to Be Sentenced
Also this morning, the u.S. Soldier blamed for what's been called one of the great betrayals in u.S. History will soon learn his punishment. Bradley manning has been convicted of espionage after leaking hundreds of thousands of classified government documents. But he was acquitted of the most serious charge. That, aiding the enemy. So, what is next for private manning? Abc's martha raddatz joins us now with an update. Martha, good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, josh. This morning, manning's sentencing phase will begin. Theoretically, manning could be sentenced to 130 years in prison. That's not likely to happen. He could spend a significant part of his life in jail. Although, it could have been much worse. Remember this was the largest military leak of classified material in the history of his country. Tables and videos. And yet, the government could not get a conviction on the most serious charge in the case, the accusation that bradley manning had intentionally aided al qaeda. But this certainly stands as a warning to anyone who wants to leak information that they could face serious consequences.
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