Crime in the Military

Trial Begins over Navy Silencer Contract

Silencer attachment

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — A Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss's brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers, prosecutors said Monday in laying out their case against the officer. In opening trial statements in Alexandria, prosecutors said th... more

Beale Airman Found Guilty of Sex Assault


A senior airman was found guilty of multiple counts of sexual assault in a court-martial on Beale Air Force Base, according to information released Wednesday. Marcus Andrew Mancini, 32, was found guilty of five Uniform Code of Military Justice violations for sexual assault, one violation for unlawful photographing of a sleeping or unconscious v... more

Army Officer Sentenced to Prison Term for Child Pornography

An officer stationed at Fort Gordon was sentenced Wednesday to 17 1/2 years in prison for child pornography. Second Lt. Cory Griffis, 23, pleaded guilty this year in U.S. District Court. On Wednesday, he apologized for being involved in child pornography. Griffis said it wasn't until his arrest that he realized he was also guilty of victimizin... more

Air Force Sergeant Jailed When Pen Pal Turns Out to be Investigator

An Air Force staff sergeant was sentenced to 11 years in prison after the teenage Craigslist pen pal he was inappropriately emailing turned out to be a sex crimes investigator, court records show. Steven Romel, 32, formerly of the Orlando area, recieved his sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to enticement of a child for sex in July, accord... more

Oakdale Man Arrested on Army Desertion Warrant

Modesto police arrested an Oakdale man Tuesday night on a federal warrant of desertion from the Army. Modesto police contacted Matthew Brumer, 28, near Oakdale Road and Merle Avenue after a concerned 911 caller asked that police check on his safety, said police spokeswoman Heather Graves. Officers learned during their contact with Brumer, who ... more

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