Friday, June 28, 2013

Lawyer for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair argues for fair trial reports -- “The president, members of Congress and high-ranking defense officials have ensured that Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair can't get a fair court-martial in his sexual assault case, one of his lawyers argued to a military judge Wednesday.

The ongoing "white-hot" political climate surrounding sexual misconduct in the military will put intense pressure on Sinclair's jury to find him guilty, defense lawyer Richard Scheff said during a pre-trial hearing at Fort Bragg. The jury will consist entirely of generals whose jobs and career advancement are in the hands of the president and others who have been vocal on the subject, Scheff said.

Sinclair's court-martial is scheduled for July 16. He is accused of forcing an Army captain, with whom he admits an adulterous affair, to twice perform oral sex on him. He also faces additional accusations of misconduct involving other women, and several other charges.
A conviction could end Sinclair's career with a prison sentence...

Food for thought:  Several years ago when I was facing a 16 year prison sentence for “Conduct Unbecoming an Officer” on specious allegations of committing adultery and other related charges.  At the time, my commanding officer and the military JAGs didn’t have a problem with selectively prosecuting a “single” person for adultery.  Yet I knew I was a targeted whistle blower.   Now that the tides are shifting, senior officers are looking for any excuse to avoid punishment of their mistreatment and sexual abuse towards women in the military.   Even at the expense of trying to blame the President, are you kidding me?!

The Navy-Marine Corps Criminal Court of Appeal and Board of Corrections of Naval Records chose not to overturn my conviction and my case has yet to set a legal precedent.

Once again, different spanks for different ranks and gender!

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