Crime in the Military

Air Force Staff Sergeant Sentenced to Life With Parole in AFN Murder

Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean Oliver walks into the courtroom on Jan. 29, 2015, where he was found guilty a day earlier of unpremeditated murder in the killing of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov. Joshua L. Demotts/Stars and Stripes

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean Oliver was sentenced Friday to life with parole, reduced to lowest enlisted rank and given a dishonorable discharge for the killing of Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov. Oliver, who was found guilty Wednesday of unpremeditated murder, also was sentenced to forfeiture of all pay and a... more

Former Soldier Charged With Stealing $250,000 in Benefits


SEATTLE -- A former Idaho National Guard soldier who is also an official in the Washington city of Snoqualmie has been indicted on charges that he lied his way to a Purple Heart and more than $250,000 in government benefits. Investigators wrote that in claims for benefits, Darryl Lee Wright said that because of an injury suffered in Iraq, he w... more

Coast Guard Officer Convicted, Sentenced at Court-Martial

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A Coast Guard officer was sentenced to three years in the brig and dismissed from the service after being convicted at a court-martial for drug and other offenses. Ensign Johnson C. Knox was found guilty of possession and distribution of multiple controlled substances, cruetly and maltreatment toward a subordinate, assault, absence without leav... more

CMC Pleads Guilty to Prostitute Procurement Conspiracy

Command Master Chief Petty Officer Jesus Galura. Navy photo

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan -- The former command master chief of the USS Germantown admitted Wednesday at a court-martial that he oversaw a prostitution research ring operated by four senior chief petty officers aboard the ship. Command Master Chief Petty Officer Jesus Galura pleaded guilty to conspiracy to procure prostitutes, violation of a g... more

Army Private Accused of Raping Woman


A U.S. Army private is accused of raping a Medina woman on two occasions and threatening her if she contacted authorities, according to Summit County sheriff's detectives. Floyd Keisner, 22, of Akron, has been charged with rape and kidnapping. Sheriff's spokesman Bill Holland detectives say Keisner first contacted the 20-year-old woman in Sept... more

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