Crime in the Military

Fort Benning Soldier Now Faces 5 Counts Public Indecency Charges

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A Fort Benning soldier accused of exposing himself on Jan. 22 to a 27-year-old woman on Macon Road was charged with four additional counts on Wednesday for similar incidents in Columbus, police said. Staff Sgt. Blakely Patrick Griffin, assigned to the 198th Infantry Brigade on post, was arrested at 3:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Center on four ... more

Sailor Faces Murder Charges in Military Court for Shooting Best Friend

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Austin Greening was convicted of second-degree murder for killing his best friend in 2013, but he won a new trial and wound up accepting a plea deal that gave him six months behind bars. But as soon as the Navy petty officer third class was released from prison last fall, he was arrested by military authorities on murder charges -- for the same... more

Navy Commander Pleads Guilty in 'Fat Leonard' Case

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A Navy commander who has been one of the last holdouts fighting bribery charges in the "Fat" Leonard scandal pleaded guilty Thursday. Michael Misiewicz, who is accused of diverting Navy ships to numerous Southeastern Asian ports manned by Navy contractor "Fat" Leonard Francis, pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court to conspiracy to commit br... more

Wyoming Man Who Sought Military Pension Gets 15 Years

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A federal judge on Thursday imposed a 15-year prison sentence on a Wyoming man who had sought unsuccessfully to have his sentencing on child sex-crime convictions delayed so he could qualify for a military pension. A federal jury in October convicted Army National Guard Lt. Timothy Wells of sexual exploitation of a child and o... more

Former Marine Headed to Prison for Trafficking Drugs

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GULFPORT -- A former Marine and Army National Guard member once praised for his service in Afghanistan and Iraq is going to prison for five years. He was convicted of heading up a drug-trafficking organization whose buyers included military members. David Cooper, 44, of Gulfport, apologized for his actions but also questioned the "hard evidence... more

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