Crime in the Military

6 Implicated in National Guard Bribery Scheme

WASHINGTON — Six people were implicated Wednesday in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials, and three individuals have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said. The Department of Justice unveiled the charges the individuals face in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Court documents show t... more

Lawmaker Hopeful US Marine Will be Released from Mexican Jail

Andrew Tahmooressi

A key lawmaker on the House Foreign Affairs Committee expects the Marine now held in a Mexican prison on gun charges to be released shortly on humanitarian grounds. Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Arizona, said Mexico's top prosecutor indicated the charges against former Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi could be dropped if he receives expert testimony indicatin... more

Soldier Will Not Face Murder Charges in Deaths of 2 Iraqis


An Army paratrooper will not face murder charges in the shooting of two young Iraqis seven years ago, but still could go to jail for his alleged attempts to squash investigations into the killings. The Army announced Tuesday that it had dropped two murder charges filed against Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera, marking the second time the military... more

Mother Fights for Freedom of Marine Jailed in Mexico

Andrew Tahmooressi

Sitting in a Mexican jail, cut off from the post-traumatic-stress-disorder therapy that prompted his move from Florida to California, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi "was more anxious than usual" today, said his mother Jill Tahmooressi. Tahmooressi, 25, has been jailed since April 1 after crossing into Mexico with three guns in his truck. While ... more

Technical Sergeant Gets 30 Years in Sexual Assaults


HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- A former Whitehouse man assigned to a U.S. Air Force base in Florida was convicted in military court in the sexual assaults of three women and sentenced to 30 years in confinement. Tech. Sgt. Robert A. Condon, 30, a former special agent and 11-year veteran, was found guilty of rape, sexual assault, stalking, forcible sod... more

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