Crime in the Military

National Guardsman Charged with Conspiring to Support ISIS

In this undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State group, march in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/File)

CHICAGO — A member of the Illinois Army National Guard and his suburban Chicago cousin have been arrested on charges of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the U.S. Attorney's office said in a Thursday statement. Hasan Edmonds, the 22-year-old national guard member, was arrested Wednesday night ... more

Former Soldiers Sentenced in Theft of More Than $2.7 Million


NEWNAN, Ga.  — Federal prosecutors say two former U.S. Army soldiers have been sentenced for stealing millions of dollars from the government while they were stationed in Saudi Arabia. Authorities say 44-year-old Jasen Minter of Fayetteville, Georgia, and 48-year-old Louis E. Nock of Orlando, Florida, have each been sentenced to four years and ... more

Trial Begins for US Marine Charged With Murder of Transgender Filipino

U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, third left, the suspect in the killing of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude is escorted into the courtroom for his trial Monday, March 23. (AP Photo/Jun Dumaguing)

MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine court on Wednesday began the trial of a U.S. Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipino after allegedly discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel in an emotional case that has tested America's ties with a key Asian ally. U.S. security escorts brought Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, w... more

Police: Ex-US Navy Man Kills Wife, Kidnaps Son

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga, Philippines -- Police have launched a manhunt for a retired US Navy man accused of killing his wife and taking his two-year-old son in Barangay Balibago, Angeles City on Thursday. Enrique Angeles, 57, a resident of Diamond Subdivision, allegedly shot dead his wife Mylene after an altercation, Angeles City police director ... more

Convicted Child Molester Gets More Jail Time as More Victims Step Up

Air Force officials released this photograph of convicted child molester Michael L. Merritt in an effort to find other potential victims or witnesses to his crimes. Air Force photo

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- A former Ramstein-based airman, already serving a 25-year sentence for child molestation convictions, was given an additional nine years behind bars after two more children came forward to report they had been molested. During a bench trial held this month at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Michael L. Merritt pleade... more

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