Court Martial Results: Part 4

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  • United States v. E-6 – Failure to meet weight standards. Retained, promoted to E-7.
  • United States v. E-4 – Drugs/wrongful use of methamphetamines. Retained.
  • United States v. E-7 with 25 years – Wrongful use of cocaine. Retained, allowed to retire.
  • United States v. E-4 – Drug use, aggravated assault with an ax handle in Kuwait. Awarded Honorable Discharge.
  • United States v. CW2 – Fraternization, Adultery, Violation of a Regulation, Conduct Unbecoming an Officer. Retained.
  • United States v. E-7 (Recruiter) – Drugs/wrongful use of cocaine x 4, dereliction of duty. Awarded Honorable Discharge.
  • United States v. E-7 with 21 years – Drugs/wrongful use of cocaine. Retained, allowed to retire.
  • United States v. E-7 – Fraternization, adultery, false official statement (to an O-6 in front of his entire staff), conduct unbecoming, and fraud. Avoided court martial and took it to a board. Won a General, Under Honorable Conditions Discharge, rather than Other than Honorable (OTH) at the board. Soldier was able to re-join the Army and will retire.
  • United States v. E-6 – Special Forces – Smuggling of weapons, drugs, false official statement, conspiracy. Letter of reprimand filed rather than a court martial.
  • Army recruiter accused of attacking a prospective recruit. After we investigated the allegations, all charges were dropped in civilian court and the Army chose not to prosecute.
  • United States v. E-5 – False official statement (8 counts), Larceny over $500.00 (4 counts), Forgery (3 counts), Wrongful Use of a Military ID card, Identify Theft – United States Code, Title 18, Section 1028. Beat deal by 4 months and cut sentence by 4 months in clemency.
  • United States v. E-4 – Wrongful use of cocaine (drug urinalysis)(3 counts). All Court Martial Charges Dismissed.
  • United States v. E-3 – AWOL, Failure to Repair, Drunk on Duty, DUI. All Court Martial Charges
    Dismissed.
  • United States v. E-7 – Senior Drill Sergeant accused of multiple counts of trainee abuse, sexual assault, maltreatment, and adultery. Negotiated a Local Letter of Reprimand and avoided courts-martial.
  • United States v. E-6 – Drill Sergeant – Assault Consummated by Battery (Spousal Abuse), Violation of a General Order (Trainee Abuse 4 counts) Adultery (2 counts), Sodomy, Assault; Disobeying an Order. Fought the case, acquitted on several charges, beat the Government’s best offer by one year.
  • United States v. E-1 – Attempted Possession of Cocaine, Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine, False Official Statement (2 counts), Wrongful Possession of Heroin (2 counts). All charges dismissed.
  • United States v. E-5 wrongful discharge of a weapon, dereliction of duty, disobeying an order. All Court Martial Charges Dismissed.
  • United States v. E-3 – Perjury, Bigamy, Failure to Obey a Lawful Order. All Court Martial Charges Dismissed.
  • United States v. E-3 – Attempted Murder of an Infant, Maiming, Assault on Child (3 Counts), Assault With Intentional Infliction of Grievous Bodily Harm (3 counts), Assault Consummated by a Battery, Recklessly Refusing Medical Treatment, Provoking Speech, Disobeying an order, False Official Statement (2 counts). Beat best Government Offer by 2 years.
  • United States v. E-3 – Wrongful use of cocaine (drug urinalysis). All Court Martial Charges Dismissed.
  • United States v. E-3 – Rape, indecent assault, conspiracy. Fought case. Convicted of only indecent assault. Time served and returned
    to duty.
  • United States v. E-3 – Rape, Forcible Sodomy, Indecent Acts, Conspiracy to Commit Rape, Forcible Sodomy, and Indecent Acts. All Court Martial Charges Dismissed.
  • United States v. E-3 – Interstate wire fraud (3 counts), Obstruction of mail, False official statement, Dereliction of Duty (2 counts),
    Interstate wire fraud. Acquitted of Federal offenses. Awarded 8 months of Article 13 credit. Served only 30 days after trial.
  • United States v. E-3 – Urinalysis, AWOL. All Court Martial Charges Dismissed.
  • United States v. O-3 – Disobeying a Lawful Order, Violation of a General Regulation (trainee abuse), Conduct Unbecoming an Officer, Adultery, False Official Statement, Impeding an Investigation
  • United States v. E-4 – Failure to Obey a Lawful General Regulation. All Court Martial Charges Dismissed.
  • United States v. E-1 – Failure to repair (4 counts), Disrespect to an Officer, Disobeying a lawful order. All Court Martial Charges Dismissed.
  • bestmilitarydefenseucmjdefenselawyer260United States v. E-3 – Distribution of Drugs (4 counts), Possession of Drugs with the Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs. Beat Government’s best plea offer by 3 years.
  • United States v. E-5 – Violation of a Lawful General Regulation/Trainee Abuse (4 counts),
    Conduct Prejudicial to Good Order and Discipline. All Court Martial Charges Dismissed.
  • United States v. E-7 – Distribution of Cocaine (4 counts), Possession of Cocaine with the intent to Distribute, Larceny of Military Property (over $24,000.00), Urinalysis, False Official Statement, Disobeying a Superior Commissioned Officer. Acquitted of all drug distribution and intent to distribute charges. Granted parole.
  • United States v. E-4 – Disobeying an Order to Take the Anthrax Vaccine. All charges withdrawn after we became involved.
  • United States v. E-4 – Desertion. All Court Martial Charges Dismissed.
  • United States v. E-3 – Distribution of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine wither Intent to Distribute, Wrongful Use of a controlled Substance. All Court Martial Charges Dismissed.
  • UnitedStates v.E-6 – Larcenyof MilitaryProperty approximately$34,000.00, FalseOfficial Statement. All Court Martial Charges Dismissed.
  • bestmilitarydefenseucmjdefenselawyer272UnitedStates v.O-1 – AWOLTerminated by Apprehension, Drunkon Duty,Conduct Unbecomingan Officer. Negotiated a Resignation, All Court Martial Charges
    Dismissed.
  • UnitedStates v.E-1 – Larceny (4 counts), Forgery, Fraud, AWOL, prostitution, Soldier retained. Honorable medicaldischarge.
  • UnitedStates v.E-4 – Distribution of Cocaine, AWOL, Wrongful Use of a Controlled Substance All Court Martial Charges Dismissed.
  • UnitedStates v.E-7 – (Chaplin’s assistant) – Sexual assault, indecent acts, maltreatment, adultery, dereliction of duty, and impeding an investigation. Set for a General Court Martial (GCM) negotiated a Summary Court Martial (SCM) and saved retirement.
  • United States v. E-5Drill Sergeant acquitted of trainee abuse, maltreatment, and fraternization at a Field Grade
    Article 15.

Administrative Separation Boards/Show Cause Boards (Fully Contested) (Below are a few cases that we fought in front of boards. In hundreds of other cases we have negotiated deals that secured favorable discharges, retention, and retirement, thereby avoiding a board all together). Mr. Waddington has defended several hundred administrative separation/show cause cases in his career.

  • U.S. v. Army O-3, Fort McPherson, GA – Soldier accused of abandoning her Company Command, adultery, false official statement, falsely claiming that a married E-8 was her husband and supposedly lying in order to get married quarters while on R& R in from Afghanistan. The Army tried to give soldier an Other Than Honorable Discharge (OTH). Result: Soldier received an Honorable Discharge
  • U.S. v. Air Force O-5, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey – Air Force attempted to separate client and give him an Other Than Honorable Discharge. Contested case in front of an officer board.Result: Client retired with an honorable discharge
  • U.S. Air Force E-6 – Eglin AFB, FL – Avoided court martial. Contested charges at board. Airman received a General Under Honorable Discharge.
  • U.S. v. Navy E-7 with 18 years of service – Jacksonville NAS, FL – Separation board for various sex crimes. We fought the charges in front of a board. Board found that no misconduct occurred. Sailor retained on Active Duty.
  • United States v. O-3 – Conduct unbecoming an officer, Inappropriate relationship with a female GS employee while married. Retained and allowed to PCS.
  • United States v. E-4 – Homosexual conduct. Retained.
  • United States v. E-4 – DUI, Drugs/wrongful use of cocaine, two time PLDC failure, two counts of assault. Suspended discharge and rehabilitative transfer.
  • bestmilitarydefenseucmjdefenselawyer263United States v. E-6 – Personality disorder discharge. Diagnosing psychiatrist testified against soldier. Board found that psychiatrist misdiagnosed the soldier and retained.
  • United States v. E-6 – Failure to meet weight standards. Retained, promoted to E-7.
  • United States v. E-4 – Drugs/wrongful use of methamphetamines. Retained.
  • United States v. E-7 with 25 years – Wrongful use of cocaine. Retained, allowed to retire.
  • United States v. E-4 – Drug use, aggravated assault with an ax handle in Kuwait. Awarded Honorable Discharge.
  • United States v. CW2 – Fraternization, Adultery, Violation of a Regulation, Conduct Unbecoming an Officer. Retained.
  • United States v. E-7 (Recruiter) – Drugs/wrongful use of cocaine x 4, dereliction of duty. Awarded Honorable Discharge.
  • United States v. E-7 with 21 years – Drugs/wrongful use of cocaine. Retained, allowed to retire.
  • United States v. E-7 – Fraternization, adultery, false official statement (to an O-6 in front of his entire staff), conduct unbecoming, and fraud. Avoided court martial and took it to a board. Won a General, Under Honorable Conditions Discharge, rather than Other than Honorable (OTH) at the board. Soldier was able to re-join the Army and will retire.
  • United States v. E-6 – Special Forces – Smuggling of weapons, drugs, false official statement, conspiracy. Letter of reprimand filed rather than a court martial.
  • Army recruiter accused of attacking a prospective recruit. After we investigated the allegations, all charges were dropped in civilian court and the Army chose not to prosecute.

Click here to see Court Martial Results Part 1
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Click here to see Court Martial Results 3
Click here to see Court Martial Results 4