Saturday, July 22, 2017

Union-Tribune drills down on "Fat Leonard" cases

The San Diego Union-Tribune has an excellent, detailed report on the administration of military justice in the "Fat Leonard" Navy corruption scandal. A few cases have been pursue in the civilian federal courts, but far more have been addressed within the military justice system or through the imposition of administrative sanctions. A good deal of information, especially about who has been punished below the flag officer grades, has been withheld from the public. One knowledgeable observer, a retired Navy JAG Captain, says the "Fat Leonard" cases are worse than the notorious Tailhook scandal. Tailhook at least ushered in a new era with respect to the treatment of women in the armed services. What will be the long-term fallout of the current cases?

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