GUILTY Bowe Bergdahl to get no prison time for desertion, judge rules

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  1. Swirlz

    Swirlz Well-Known Member

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    http://beta.latimes.com/nation/la-na-bowe-bergdahl-trial-sentencing-20171103-story.html
     


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    lisette Well-Known Member

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    WHAT??!! What a travesty!!:shame: JMO
     
  3. Hazelnutty

    Hazelnutty Kindness Matters

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    What the heck??

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    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Bergdahl Sentencing: No Prison Time, Dishonorable Discharge
    by Shauna Williams and Elizabeth Chuck

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A military judge spared Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from prison for walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009, sentencing him on Friday to a dishonorable discharge and a reduction in rank but no time behind bars.

    "Sgt. Bergdahl has looked forward to today for a long time," one of his defense attorneys, Eugene Fidell, told reporters after the sentencing.

    The decision drew swift rebuke from President Donald Trump, who tweeted that it was "a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military."

    Bergdahl, who pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, faced up to life in prison. Defense attorneys had asked for leniency, citing the five years Bergdahl spent in Taliban captivity, criticism from Trump on the campaign trail, and his mental state...

    https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/b...scharge-no-jail-time-after-abandoning-n817016
     

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