Crime in the Military

Judge Cries Sentencing Former Army Officer in Prostitution Case

Lt. Col. Raymond Valas speaks with local media during a tour of the Military District Six in Sonsonate, El Salvador, on April 10, 2013. (DoD photo)

The sentencing Friday of four sex-trafficking defendants were marked by a pimp lashing out at the judge and a relative of a victim. And by the victim lashing out at the pimp. And by a lawyer's claims that the proceedings were unfairly "choreographed." The judge choked up while doling out punishment to a former Army officer convicted of buying ... more

National Guardsman Sentenced to 20 Months in Jail Corruption Sting

Gripping bars in jail.

When his National Guard company was up for deployment to Afghanistan in 2013, Derrick Jones could have retired. Instead, the 23-year veteran went to the war zone, wanting to ensure the company had enough seasoned veterans and "see that the mission was a complete success," according to one of his supervisors. But while he was overseas, federal a... more

Hearing Set for Air Force Cadet on Sex Misconduct Charges

Gavel at rest

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force Academy will conduct a hearing to determine whether a cadet should face a military trial on modified charges of sexual misconduct. The hearing is scheduled Monday for junior Brock W. Mangum. Mangum was charged last year with sexual assault and abusive sexual contact against a female cadet. After a heari... more

Fort Hood Soldier Kills Himself After Triple Murder

Spc. Ata-Se Giffa, who had been assigned to 1st Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, at Fort Hood since January 2014. Courtesy photo via DVIDS

A Fort Hood soldier killed three people and then himself in a Killeen neighborhood, marking the third murder-suicide involving troops stationed at the post over the past 11 months. Killeen police said the killings at two residences off the sprawling Central Texas post were domestic incident and had been preceded by a recent disturbance call -- ... more

'American Sniper' Jurors: Former Marine Knew Right From Wrong

Eddie Ray Routh, a Marine vet charged in the murder of former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and another man.

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Jurors who rejected an insanity defense and convicted a former Marine in the deaths of famed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend said Wednesday the man's past behavior undermined his argument that he couldn't tell right from wrong. After a two-week trial in which jurors heard testimony about defendant Eddie... more

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