Investigative Journalist ‘Millennial’ Millie Weaver Released from Ohio Jail, November Trial Set

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Millicent F. Weaver, 29, known in digital circles and on social feeds as Millennial Millie was arrested in a Diamond, Ohio home on Friday August 14.

Weaver’s boyfriend, Gavin Wince, 46, and brother Charles Weaver, 26, were also arrested. A Portage County Grand Jury issued secret arrest warrants for all three charging them with robbery, tampering with evidence, obstruction of justice and domestic violence.

Weaver captured her arrest on video that was later released on Twitter by YouTube sensation Mark Dice.  In the video, Weaver asks why she is being arrested and the officer can be heard saying ““I’ll give you all your paperwork when we get to the jail.”

Millie goes on to say, “I’m literally about to break huge breaking news right now and I’m being arrested, and I have no idea why.”

The breaking news she referred to in her arrest video is her investigative report Shadowgate, which released Friday.

The Ohio Star talked with Millie Weaver and she said she was instructed to not comment on the case.

Weaver’s case is State of Ohio v. Millicent F. Weaver and is an open case that will be adjudicated by Portage County Common Pleas Court Judge Becky L. Doherty. During Monday’s arraignment, Judge Doherty set bond for Weaver at $20,000 but released her on her own recognizance.

Shadowgate introduces two people who both claim to have been private contractors working for private companies that siphon digital information (web traffic, text messages, phone calls) collected by the National Security Agency (NSA), the national-level intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense.

According to the whistleblowers, information collected by the NSA is mirrored, or duplicated. That duplicated data, it is alleged, is retained by contractors who sell it to people who use it for nefarious purposes. Those purposes include using data in psychological operations deployed through mainstream and social media outlets to influence elections, and as a source of blackmail to bully opponents of political initiatives.

Charles Weaver and Gavin Wince were also released Monday on their own recognizance.

The trial date is set for November 2, the day before the 2020 United States Presidential election.

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Jack Windsor is Managing Editor and an Investigative Reporter at The Ohio Star. Windsor is also an Investigative Reporter at WMFD-TV. Follow Jack on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Millie Weaver” by Millie Weaver.

 

 

 

 

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6 Thoughts to “Investigative Journalist ‘Millennial’ Millie Weaver Released from Ohio Jail, November Trial Set”

    1. Frank parks

      Lock you up.

  1. rebmik

    Humanity is in deep dodo.

  2. Frank

    I noticed that if you are not a journalist from the New York Times or the Washington Post, working to discredit political enemies with anonymous sources within our government then you are not allowed the first amendment protections of printing classified information given to you. Those journalists were not harassed and it gives even more credence to Millie’s reporting and Tore’s claims.

  3. Will

    This is all very very fishy. It stinks to high heaven. And convenient that they sat on the arrest order for 25 days but then decided to arrest her on Friday so she and the 2 others had to cool their heels in prison until Monday.

  4. Ron Welch

    Millie Weaver’s “crime” is that she was going to give out forbidden information and “entrust it to the American people”:

    “We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraidto let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.” –John F. Kennedy

    “We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraidto let its people judge the truth and falsehoodin an open market is a nation that is afraidof its people.” –John F. Kennedy

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