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Army General Fined $20K, Avoids Jail in Sex Case

Jeffrey Sinclair reprimanded, will forfeit $5K a month for 4 months

(Newser) - An Army general avoided jail time and was reprimanded and fined a total of $20,000 for inappropriate relationships with three subordinates in a closely watched court case . Brig Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair smiled and hugged his two lawyers in the courtroom this morning after the sentencing. Sinclair had been accused... More »

General's Sex Case Shows Military Can't Try Its Own

Ruth Marcus: This time, Army prosecutors overreached because of political pressure

(Newser) - Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair gets sentenced today in the military's highest-profile sexual harassment case to date, and the legal mess precisely illustrates why we need to remove such cases from the usual chain of command, writes Ruth Marcus in the Washington Post . But not for the reason you... More »

Sex Assault Charge Dropped in General's Deal

Jeffrey Sinclair pleads guilty to lesser charges

(Newser) - Defense attorneys say an Army general has agreed to a plea deal that includes the dropping of sexual assault charges against him . A news release today from lawyers representing Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair says that he will plead to lesser charges in exchange for having the sexual assault charges dropped... More »

Culprit in a Third of Military's Top Brass Firings? Sex

Rise in ethical lapses alarms military

(Newser) - The US military has a sex problem. Sexual misconduct has been the leading reason for the firing of military commanders over the last eight years, accounting for almost one-third, or 78 of 255 firings since 2005, an AP analysis of statistics finds. Notably among them was Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair,... More »

Aide: General Threatened to Kill Me if I Revealed Affair

Army captain testifies against Jeffrey Sinclair

(Newser) - The military hearing for an Army general accused of sex crimes involving female subordinates began this week, and an Army captain who allegedly had a 3-year affair with Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair testified yesterday that Sinclair threatened to kill her if she revealed the relationship. She admitted that, "in... More »

Army General Charged With Sex Crimes

Sinclair faces possible court-martial on charges including forcible sodomy

(Newser) - An Army general who served as deputy commander of the 82nd Airborne Division has been charged with sex crimes and with having inappropriate relationships with female subordinates in Afghanistan, reports CNN . Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, who was relieved of his command and returned home to Fort Bragg in May, faces... More »

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