Monday, December 14, 2015

Bergdahl To Face Desertion Charge In Court-Martial


The Washington Times reports on the upcoming court-martial of Bowe Bergdahl.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy in a general court-martial, said an attorney for the captured soldier who was released by theTaliban in exchange for five detainees in Guantanamo Bay.
Attorney Eugene Fidell said Monday the convening authority - a high-ranking officer charged with deciding whether evidence warrants a court-martial - did not follow the advice of a preliminary hearing officer. The officer had recommended that Bergdahl’s case be moved to a special misdemeanor-level military court.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/dec/14/charges-against-bergdahl-being-referred-for-court-/

1 comment:

  1. As former JAGC LDO, I know desertion is hard to prove. This will be interesting.

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