In the end, it is ALL about making sure the A-HOLE gets the cash!

I am livid at this! Lousy fucker should have his rank stripped to private and do hard time in Leavenworth!

[B]General Asks Judge to Consider Wife, Sons at Sentencing[/B]

A U.S. Army general who pleaded guilty to mistreating a junior female officer during one of several improper relationships asked a military judge Wednesday to consider is wife and young sons before deciding his fate.

Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair’s admissions of wrongdoing could bring jail time, though his agreement with the government put an undisclosed cap on penalties in a case that focused attention on how the U.S. military handles sexual misconduct in its ranks.

Sinclair, 51, read a statement before Col. James Pohl to consider “the only truly innocent victims,” according to WNCN reporter Brandon Herring, who is covering the court martial at Fort Bragg in North Carolina:

Sinclair buried his head in his hands when a letter from his wife was read.

In the letter, Rebecca Sinclair says she hasn’t fully forgiven her husband but doesn’t want the Army to punish him and his family further with a significant reduction to his pension and other benefits.

“Believe me when I tell you that the public humiliation and vilification he has endured are nothing compared to the private suffering and guilt that he lives with every day. He is racked with guilt over the pain he has caused me, my children and the Army,” wrote Rebecca Sinclair.

The judge allowed the letter to be read despite prosecutors’ objection to part of it.

Sinclair asked the judge to allow him to retire at reduce rank but not to punish his family by reducing his pension.

Earlier, male and female soldiers called as defense witnesses during the hearing described the 27-year Army veteran as an inspirational, fearless leader whom they admired despite his acknowledgment of an adulterous affair with a female captain.

“[U]I believe that General Sinclair is a man after God’s own heart,[/U]” said retired Colonel James Townsend. “I believe he can be rehabilitated.”

What really has me incensed is how now it is all about the M-O-N-E-Y! Fine, give it to the wife but not one FUCKING dime to this ASSHOLE PHILANDERER!

Such utter baldfaced lies! What filthy rotten corrupt system pervades our military?

[B]
SOME MOTHERFUCKING LEADER! BURN IN HELL YOU MISERABLE EXCUSE FOR AN “HONORABLE MAN”[/B]

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There was a good story on Vice hbo about gov waste in Afghanistan you should check out c.captain!

[QUOTE=rshrew;133301]There was a good story on Vice hbo about gov waste in Afghanistan you should check out c.captain![/QUOTE]

I quake in fear at what I would discover!

so much for a new US military with ZERO tolerance for sexual abuse…THE MISERABLE FUCKER GOT AWAY SCOTT FREE AND “ALL SMILES”!

[B]General Fined, Not Jailed or Demoted, in Sex Case
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By Tracy Connor

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair — who struck a plea deal after being accused of sexually assaulting his former lover — was sentenced Thursday to pay $24,100 in fines and restitution, but not jailed or demoted.

One congresswoman called the sentence “laughable,” [B][U]but Sinclair was all smiles[/U][/B] after learning his fate.

“The system worked. I’ve always been proud of my Army,” he said outside the Fort Bragg, N.C., courthouse. “All I want to do now is go north and hug my kids and my wife.”

The most serious charges against Sinclair were dropped as part of the deal he made midway through his high-profile court martial, but he still could have faced prison time.

Instead, a military judge gave him a reprimand, ordered him to pay $5,000 a month for four months, plus $4,100 for improper use of his official credit card, NBC affiliate WNCN reported.

His rank was not reduced, but if it’s unclear if he will face a reduced pension when he retires. Sinclair now earns about $12,000 a month.

Rep. Jackie Speier, D. Calif., who has spearheaded efforts to curb military sexual assault, was outraged that Sinclair was not tossed out of the Army and stripped of his benefits, saying plenty of government employees “have been canned for less.”

“This sentence is a mockery of military justice, a slap on the wrist nowhere close to being proportional to Sinclair’s offenses,” she said in a statement.

“Sinclair himself must be shocked by this laughable punishment, since he pleaded with the court to only be demoted two ranks.”

At his sentencing hearing earlier this week, an emotional Sinclair had asked to be allowed to retire with a reduced rank but keep his benefits, so his family would not suffer.

“I have a deep and abounding sense of shame,” he said in a statement.

Sinclair was the highest-ranking Army officer to face prosecution for sexual assault after his mistress, a captain who served under him in Afghanistan, alleged he forced her to perform oral sex and threatened to kill her.

“This sentence is a mockery of military justice.”

The case faltered amid questions about the accuser’s credibility and a judge’s finding that military commanders, under pressure to take a hard line on sex assault cases, may have scuttled a possible plea deal before the trial.

Testimony was put on hold so Sinclair could negotiate a new agreement, which had him plead guilty to mistreating the captain, having inappropriate relationships with junior female officers, possessing pornography, misusing the credit card and using derogatory language.

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, D-N.Y., whose bill to strip brass of their authority of sexual assault cases failed to pass the Senate two weeks ago, said the Sinclair case shows the military justice system is “in dire need of independence from the chain of command.”

“It’s not only the right thing to do for our men and women in uniform, but would also mitigate issues of undue command influence that we have seen in many trials over the last year,” she said.

"When survivors and defense attorneys both agree we need to reform the system, it should tell us the system needs reform.”

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE HOW FILTHY THE CORRUPTION IS IN THE US MILITARY…YET HERE IS THE PROOF!

OH SO REPENTANT SINCLAIR IS NOW THAT HE GOT HIS M-O-N-E-Y! FUCK THE MILITARY PENSION SYSTEM…IT IS AS CORRUPT AS THE SERVICES ARE!

[B]A MAN WITH NO SENSE OF HONOR WHATSOEVER! A FRAUD, A LIAR, A PHILANDERER, A THUG…A MAN WHO TODAY SHOULD BE A FELON![/B]