Crime in the Military

Marine Colonel Pleads Guilty to DUI, Steroid Use at Court-Martial

Col. T. Shane Tomko

The former commander of the Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment in Quantico, Virginia, may face up to a two-and-a-half year sentence after pleading guilty at a Friday court-martial to having an unduly familiar relationship with a female subordinate, violating military protective orders, and consuming alcohol and steroids unlawfully. Col. T. ... more

Marine Veteran Gets 26 Years in Dismemberment of Girlfriend in Panama

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SAN DIEGO -- A Marine veteran was sentenced to 26 years in federal prison on Wednesday for killing and then dismembering his girlfriend in Panama in 2011. Brian Brimager, 40, pleaded guilty in February to stabbing to death Yvonne Baldelli in an apartment they shared in Bocas Del Toro, an island off the Panamanian coast, almost five years ago. ... more

Case of Marine Vet Accused of Rape, Murder Has 'Shocked All of Japan'

President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leave speaking to media in Shima, Japan, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe publicly chastised President Barack Obama on Wednesday for the alleged rape and murder of a young Okinawan woman by a Marine veteran that has re-ignited protests on the island against the American military presence there. “This case shocked all of Japan,” Abe said with Obama at his side for a news conference f... more

Beale Airman Arrested in Child Sex Sting


A Beale Air Force Base airman was arrested Monday in a Sutter County District Attorney's child sex sting operation. Brandon Parsall Grigger, 25, of Marysville was arrested on base at 4:45 p.m. on suspicion of arranging a meeting with a minor for the purpose of lewd and lascivious acts. He was booked into Sutter County Jail Monday night and is n... more

US-Japan Talks to Include Case of Marine Vet Accused of Rape, Murder

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo, Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

The rape and murder of a Japanese woman, allegedly by a Marine veteran on Okinawa, will be on the agenda for talks with President Barack Obama in Tokyo later this week, Japanese officials said Monday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe "will strongly demand that the U.S. side take effective and convincing measures to prevent incidents and accid... more

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