Case Conclusion Date:December 1, 2011
Practice Area:Military Law
Outcome:Mixed findings, good sentence
Description:Client housed in Max custody at USDB. Accused as ringleader of himself and 12 others in mutiny, kidnapping, multiple assaults, and damaging property (all of which was on video-tape). After contested trial found not guilty of an assault and a kidnapping. Sentenced to five years. Litigation of other issues related to illegal punishments reduced likely sentence by 2 yrs 9 months. The co-accused alleged to have aided start the assaults and mutiny plead guilty to all charges, was sentenced to 15 years, and had that reduced to eight years with a pretrial agreement (plea bargain).