Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is set to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, The Associated Press reported Friday.
Bergdahl is accused of deserting his station in Afghanistan in 2009. He was held captive by armed Taliban militants until his release in 2014.
President Trump has slammed Bergdahl as a “no-good traitor,” saying he “should have been executed.”..
The desertion charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and the misbehavior charge carries a possible life sentence.
A guilty plea carries the possibility of a lighter sentence for Bergdahl, though it is not yet clear how much time he will face.
Sentencing is set to begin Oct. 23, according to the AP. It is not clear whether prosecutors and the defense have reached an agreement on the sentence prosecutors will request. TheHill