Former President Donald Trump received some great news last week after one of his enemies was charged for his crimes.
According to the Associated Press, the Department of Justice charged Charles Edward Littlejohn, 38, of Washington, D.C., with leaking the former president's tax return information, along with private tax-related information of thousands of wealthy Americans.
Littlejohn, on Thursday, pleaded guilty to the charges.
The judge overseeing the case made it clear that Littlejohn's actions were of great concern, and held nothing back in making the public aware that what he did is beyond not acceptable.
"When we have people, for whatever reason, take the law into their own hands society doesn't function," U.S. District Judge Ana Reyes said. "Make no mistake, this was not acceptable. If anyone tells you the ends justify the means, they're wrong."
IRS Contractor Admits Leaking Trump's Tax Returns
Charles Littlejohn pleaded guilty to disclosing tax return information without authorization and faces up to five years in prison.https://t.co/Tssckh302M
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) October 13, 2023
Littlejohn could face moderate prison time for his actions, which included leaking Trump's tax returns to the media. The charge could bring five years behind bars.
The AP noted:
Littlejohn pleaded guilty to one count of unauthorized disclosure of tax returns and return information. The count carries up to five years in prison, but the ultimate sentence will be decided by the judge. Trump attorney Alina Habba pushed back against the plea deal and called for a long sentence. Littlejohn is set to be sentenced Jan. 29.
While specific news outlets were not named in the case, it was widely reported that Littlejohn was the person who leaked Trump's tax information to The New York Times, given the timeframe. He also likely leaked other wealthy Americans' tax information to the hard left news site Pro Publica.
Charles Littlejohn stole Trump's tax returns and sent them to the NYT.
Also stole 1000 other returns and sent to ProPublica, who released them in perfect sync with Dems pushing through $80 billion for the IRS.
Biden DOJ lets him off in a ONE COUNT plea.https://t.co/STCLE9UrKF
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) October 13, 2023
"By using his role as a government contractor to gain access to private tax information, steal that information, and disclose it publicly, Charles Littlejohn broke federal law and betrayed the public’s trust,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland in a DOJ statement.
"In every case, the Department of Justice is committed to following the facts wherever they lead and holding accountable those who violate our laws."
The IRS has reported that it has tightened its internal security since Littlejohn's leaks.
Only time will tell if that holds true.