Lying Admiral Forced to Retire

Fibbed about 'inappropriate relationship'
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2008 2:39 AM CDT
Rear Adm. John Stufflebeem on board the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in 2003. He has been reprimanded for lying to investigator and requested early retirement.    (KRT Photos)
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(Newser) – A Navy officer accused of lying to investigators has been reprimanded and will take early retirement, the Navy Times reports. Rear Admiral John "Boomer" Stufflebeem was found to have made false statements about what was termed an "inappropriate relationship" while he was a military aide to former President Bush 18 years ago. The nature of the relationship was not disclosed.