Crime in the Military

DoD Asks for Review of Army Juvenile Prosecutions

Flowers decorate a fence outside of Fort Hood's east gate on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Killeen, Texas, in honor of those killed and wounded in the Fort Hood shooting on April 2.

Military installations are primarily about the business of national defense. However, they are also about the families that support the servicemen and servicewomen engaged in that endeavor. Unfortunately, there are times where the family and the mission at hand do not fit neatly in an Army post's organizational structure. Such is the case with ... more

Navy Commanding Officer Fired for 'Improper' Hiring Practices

Cmdr. Regina Cox, commanding officer of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, was fired this week for "improper civilian hiring practices." (US Navy photo)

The head of a U.S. naval station in Italy was fired this week for "improper civilian hiring practices," according to the Navy. Cmdr. Regina Cox, the commanding officer of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, was relieved of her duties due to loss of confidence in her ability to command follow... more

Homeless Man Finds Stolen Army Weapons in Bronx Park

(Photo: U.S. Air Force.)

NEW YORK -- Police say a homeless man walking through a Bronx park near Yankee Stadium found several guns that had been stolen from an Army facility in Massachusetts. Newsday reports that another man now faces extradition to Massachusetts on charges he stole rifles and pistols on Nov. 14 from the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Worcester, Massachus... more

Army Deserter Admits 'Purple Heart' Lie

Gavel at rest

Years of pretending he was a federal law enforcement agent and Army Special Ops sergeant who earned the Purple Heart medal ended Thursday when a South Florida man admitted his deceit in federal court. Simon Emilio Zablah, 28, who lived in Broward County, pleaded guilty to two counts of impersonating a federal officer and one count of credit car... more

Two Sex-cult Members Sentenced to Life in Murder of Marine Wife


SAN DIEGO -- Two of the three "master-slave" sex-cult members convicted of murdering a young Marine wife were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The third member is set to be sentenced in Vista Superior Court on Jan. 15. Former Marine Staff Sgt. Louis Perez, 49; Dorothy Grace Maraglino, 40; and Jessica Lynn... more

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