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

Jeffrey Sinclair reprimanded, will forfeit $5K a month for 4 months
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 20, 2014 9:30 AM CDT

(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 of sexual assault during his affair with one subordinate, but the charges were dropped as part of a plea deal. He pleaded guilty to several charges including adultery—a crime in the military. (Read more Jeffrey Sinclair stories.)

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