Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the controversial figure who left his post in 2009 and spent five years in Taliban captivity, was arraigned today at Fort Bragg for charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

The arraignment was incredibly short because Bergdahl deferred entering his plea. He also didn’t decide whether he would face a court-martial with a jury or just a judge. Desertion carries a maximum sentence of five years, but if Bergdahl is convicted of misbehavior before the enemy he may receive a life sentence.

Bergdahl is currently the subject of Serial, a podcast that is retracing the military’s steps to find how what exactly happened in 2009. In its few episodes, Bergdahl has already described himself as Jason Bourne. It is possible that the veteran’s decision to appear on Serial will damn him in court by providing the prosecution additional proof of his guilt.