Crime in the Military

Soldier Gets 6 Months for False Testimony in AFN Murder

A screen grab of AFN's Dmitry Chepusov

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Spc. Cody Kramer pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to investigators as part of a pretrial agreement that requires him to testify against a colleague charged with the murder of an American Forces Network broadcaster. A military judge sentenced Kramer to nine months' confinement, a reduction to private and forfeiture of ... more

Philippines Subpoenas US Marine Murder Suspect

Philippine marines look at protesters as they rally to demand justice for the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude with a U.S. Marine as a possible suspect Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at Pasay city, Philippines. (Bullit Marquez/AP)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government served a subpoena Friday for a U.S. Marine accused of killing a transgender Filipino in an emotional case expected to test the country's military ties with the United States. The Department of Foreign Affairs said subpoenas for Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton and four other U.S. Marines sought... more

Navy Releases 4 of 5 Ships Held after Killing of Transgender Filipina

USS Peleliu

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The Navy has released four of the five ships held back in the Philippines following the killing of a transgender Filipina last weekend. U.S. Pacific Command chief Adm. Samuel J. Locklear ordered the ships held back after Philippine National Police identified Marine Pvt. 1st Class Joseph Scott Pemberton as a suspect in t... more

18th Air Force Commander Upholds Sex Assault Conviction

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE -- The 18th Air Force commander, based at Scott, has upheld the punishment meted out to a Scott master sergeant convicted of sexual assault and abusive sexual contact of a female airman under his previous supervision. Lt. Gen. Carlton Everhart has upheld the sentence of seven months confinement, reduction to enlisted grade ... more

Soldier Admits Stealing, Pawning Military Equipment


A U.S. Army sergeant admitted Tuesday that he pawned and sold more than $21,000 worth of high-tech equipment he stole from the West Palm Beach armory. Jorge Solorzano Jr., 30, of Boca Raton, used his job at the U.S. Army Reserve Armory on Tuxedo Avenue to steal equipment, including several pairs of night vision goggles, eight armored plates and... more

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