Verdict and Maximum Punishments | US v Pfc. Manning

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On July 30, 2013 Col. Denise Lind found Pfc. Bradley* Manning guilty of 20 offenses of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which included six violations of the Espionage Act; five offenses of stealing U.S. Government Property; and one violation the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Manning faces up to 136 years in a military prison, dishonorable discharge; and forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

On August 6, 2013 Col. Denise Lind reduced Manning’s overall maximum exposure from 136 years to 90 years, based on her ruling on three defense motions to merge specifications of findings and for the unfair multiplication of charges for sentencing purposes. Lind denied the defense motion to merge specification for findings, but did combine some specifications for sentencing purposes. See first table below.

On August 21, 2013, Lind sentenced Manning to 35 years in prison.

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Go HERE for a breakdown of her VERDICT.
Go HERE for other references and RESOURCES.

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Sentencing Maximum Punishments after UMC Ruling

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Charge, Specification Also known as… Federal Violation Original MAX per Specification + Charge, Specification Also known as… Federal Violation Original MAX per Specification Total Combined Original MAX Unreasonable Multiplication of Charges Merge MAX
Charge II, Article 134, Specification 16 Global Address List 18 USC 641, Stealing USG Property 10 years + Charge III, Article 92, Specification 04 Using an Information System Other Than Intended None 2 years 12 years 10 years
Charge II, Article 134, Specification 04 Iraq War Logs 18 USC 641, Stealing USG Property 10 years + Charge II, Article 134, Specification 05 Iraq War Logs 18 USC 793(e), Espionage Act 10 years 20 years 10 years
Charge II, Article 134, Specification 06 Afghan War Diary 18 USC 641, Stealing USG Property 10 years + Charge II, Article 134, Specification 07 Afghan War Diary 18 USC 793(e), Espionage Act 10 years 20 years 10 years
Charge II, Article 134, Specification 08 GTMO Files 18 USC 641, Stealing USG Property 10 years + Charge II, Article 134, Specification 09 GTMO Files 18 USC 793(e), Espionage Act 10 years 22 years 10 years
Charge II, Article 134, Specification 08 GTMO Files 18 USC 641, Stealing USG Property 10 years + Charge III, Article 92, Specification 02 Adding Unauthorized Software (Wget) (1) None 2 years
Charge II, Article 134, Specification 12 Cablegate 18 USC 641, Stealing USG Property 10 years + Charge III, Article 92, Specification 03 Adding Unauthorized Software (Wget) (2) None 2 years 22 years 10 years
Charge II, Article 134, Specification 12 Cablegate 18 USC 641, Stealing USG Property 10 years + Charge II, Article 134, Specification 13 Cablegate 18 USC 1030(a)(1), CFAA ‘exceeding authorized access’ 10 years
Total 50 years
Remaining Charge, Specification Also known as… Federal Violation Guilty Guilty LIO Plea Maximum
Charge II, Article 134, Specification 01 Wanton Publication None X 2 years
Charge II, Article 134, Specification 02 Collateral Murder 18 USC 793(e), Espionage Act   X 2 years
Charge II, Article 134, Specification 03 CIA Red Cell Memos 18 USC 793(e), Espionage Act X   10 years
Charge II, Article 134, Specification 10 Farah Records 18 USC 793(e), Espionage Act X 10 years
Charge II, Article 134, Specification 14 Reykjavik 13 None. USG Accepted his* LIO is ‘knowingly accessing’ instead of ‘exceeding authorized access’. This stripped 1030(a)(1) left prejudice to good order and discipline and service discrediting. X 2 years
Charge II, Article 134, Specification 15 2008 USACIC Memo 18 USC 793(e), Espionage Act X   10 years
Charge III, Article 92, Specification 01 Attempting to Bypass Network Security Mechanism None   X 2 years
Charge III, Article 92, Specification 05 Wrongfully Storing Classified Information None X 2 years
Total 40 Years
Total plus UCM 50 years (above) 90 Years

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The Verdict (Sortable)

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Charge, Specification

Also known as…

Federal Violation

Manning Pled

MAX Punishment

Innocent

Guilty

Guilty LIO Plea

At Sentencing Faces

Charge I, Article 104, The Specification

Aiding the Enemy

Not Guilty

Life

X

Charge II, Article 134, Specification 01

Wanton Publication

Not Guilty

2 years

X

2 years

Charge II, Article 134, Specification 02

Collateral Murder

18 USC 793(e), Espionage Act

Guilty to LIO

10 years / 2 years (Manning Plea)

X

2 years

Charge II, Article 134, Specification 03

CIA Red Cell Memos

18 USC 793(e), Espionage Act

Guilty to LIO

10 years / 2 years (Manning Plea)

X

10 years

Charge II, Article 134, Specification 04

Iraq War Logs

18 USC 641, Stealing USG Property

Not Guilty

10 years

X

10 years

Charge II, Article 134, Specification 05

Iraq War Logs

18 USC 793(e), Espionage Act

Guilty to LIO

10 years / 2 years (Manning Plea)

X

10 years

Charge II, Article 134, Specification 06

Afghan War Diary

18 USC 641, Stealing USG Property

Not Guilty

10 years

X

10 years

Charge II, Article 134, Specification 07

Afghan War Diary

18 USC 793(e), Espionage Act

Guilty to LIO

10 years / 2 years (Manning Plea)

X

10 years

Charge II, Article 134, Specification 08

GTMO Files

18 USC 641, Stealing USG Property

Not Guilty

10 years

X

10 years

Charge II, Article 134, Specification 09

GTMO Files

18 USC 793(e), Espionage Act

Guilty to LIO

10 years / 2 years (Manning Plea)

X

10 years

Charge II, Article 134, Specification 10

Farah Records

18 USC 793(e), Espionage Act

Guilty to LIO

10 years / 2 years (Manning Plea)

X

10 years

Charge II, Article 134, Specification 11

Garani Air Strike Video

18 USC 793(e), Espionage Act

Not Guilty

10 years

X

Charge II, Article 134, Specification 12

Cablegate

18 USC 641, Stealing USG Property

Not Guilty

10 years/ 5 years LIO

X

10 years

Charge II, Article 134, Specification 13

Cablegate

18 USC 1030(a)(1), CFAA ‘exceeding authorized access’

Guilty to LIO

10 years / 2 years (Manning Plea)

X

10 years

Charge II, Article 134, Specification 14

Reykjavik 13

None. USG Accepted his* LIO is ‘knowingly accessing’ instead of ‘exceeding authorized access’. This stripped 1030(a)(1) left prejudice to good order and discipline and service discrediting.

Guilty to LIO, USG Accepted

2 Years

X

2 years

Charge II, Article 134, Specification 15

2008 USACIC Memo

18 USC 793(e), Espionage Act

Guilty to LIO

10 years / 2 years (Manning Plea)

X

10 years

Charge II, Article 134, Specification 16

Global Address List

18 USC 641, Stealing USG Property

Not Guilty

10 Years

X

10 years

Charge III, Article 92, Specification 01

Attempting to Bypass Network Security Mechanism

Not Guilty

2 years

X

2 years

Charge III, Article 92, Specification 02

Adding Unauthorized Software (1)

Not Guilty

2 years

X

2 years

Charge III, Article 92, Specification 03

Adding Unauthorized Software (2)

Not Guilty

2 years

X

2 years

Charge III, Article 92, Specification 04

Using an Information System Other Than Intended

Not Guilty

2 years

X

2 years

Charge III, Article 92, Specification 05

Wrongfully Storing Classified Information

Guilty

2 years

X

2 years

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Resources

*During the pretrial proceedings, court-martial and sentencing of Pfc. Manning, Chelsea requested to be identified as Bradley and addressed using the male pronoun. In a letter embargoed for August 21, 2013 Chelsea proclaimed that she is female and wished to be addressed from that moment forward as Chelsea E. Manning.