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Court Fines General $20,000 For Sexual Misconduct



An Army general said to be the highest ranking officer ever to be court-martialed plead guilty on Thursday to having inappropriate relationships with several junior female officers, thereby avoiding charges of sexual assault.

United States Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair was docked $20,000 in pay but avoided jail time for carrying on a three-year relationship with one captain and having “inappropriate” relationships with two other junior female officers

Prosecutors didn’t ask to send Sinclair to jail (the maximum amount of time he faced was more than 20 years). Instead, they argued he should be thrown out of the Army, which would negate his retirement benefits. But that didn’t happen either, once the defense argued that a lack of retirement benefits would negatively impact his family. Read more…

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