MEN FROM MAINE
The ranking military man, Colonel Moran, was nailed with at least $400,000 in hundred dollar bills stuffed under his mattress in his personal quarters in Korea. CID investigators found at least that much more hidden elsewhere in the room - all bribes and kickbacks from Korean contractors who did business with Uncle Sam.
The low-ranking sergeant from Windham, Maine (the Army didn't want to reveal to us just where in the Pine Tree State the colonel originally hailed from), was railroaded into an 18-year prison term at Leavenworth (with no hope of parole), after Tilton's estranged wife, embroiled in a bitter divorce action with her hubby, claimed the sergeant had "molested" his nine and ten year-old sons.
Over-zealous OSI (Office of Special Investigations) agents grilled the two youngsters from early evening until 0200 the next morning - many hours past the kids' bedtimes - to get them to say what the military cops wanted to hear.
THE "CASE" STARTS TO FALL APART
Even then, at the preliminary hearing prior to Tilton's court-martial, the eldest boy admitted he "lied" when he earlier accused his father of "touching" him in a "bad way." So the Air Force "gendarmes," faced with the loss of half their specious case, had to rely on the younger of the two sons in order to add another "sex crime" conviction to their politically-correct "stat sheet."
It almost blew up in their faces.
Air Force prosecutors were stymied when, at court martial, the younger son refused to accuse his father, no matter how many "leading questions" were hurled in his direction. For at least a half hour, the prosecutors tried every which-way to get the frightened and nearly-in-tears boy to "attack" the dad he obviously loved very much.
In frustration, a recess in the proceedings was called. With help from the sergeant's vindictive wife, and "coaching" from prosecutors "behind closed doors," the youngster was "worked on" for nearly 30 minutes, sources told MilitaryCorruption.com, until the young boy emerged back into the courtroom and recited in a monotone, like a "programmed robot," the words the Air Force wanted him to say. As a result, Staff Sgt. Tilton was sent to the U.S. military prison in Kansas.
"THROWING THE BOOK" AT AN ENLISTED MAN
Despite many years of outstanding service and no prior record, the NCO from Maine got 18 years in "the slammer" with no hope of parole. He is still in the Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks at this writing.
Now let's look at the admitted crimes of COL Moran. Bribery and accepting kickbacks on an enormous scale. Violating his high position of authority to enrich himself. This should have brought the top officer a lengthy jail term. But he was able to cut a "sweetheart deal" with prosecutors and will be a free man in less than five years. By then, Jerry Tilton - if he is still locked up (and MilitaryCorruption.com intends to help him achive freedom by all legal means, long before then) - will be in his eighth year of incarceration, with ten more to go.
WHAT IF THE RANKS WERE REVERSED?
Is something wrong here? You bet there is!
What if Moran were an E-6 and Tilton the colonel? Do you think for a moment that "COL" Tilton would be hit with nearly 20 years of "hard time?" Not likely! But if Moran was only a junior NCO, with no pals or contacts at the Pentagon, he might well be in jail long after (hypothetically- speaking, of course), Tilton "walked" out of prison, a free man.
A classic case of "different spanks for different ranks."
WE NEED GENUINE "JUSTICE" IN THE UCMJ
The U.S. military and all the brave and dedicated men and women who serve our country deserve to have the same Constitutional rights as the citizens they are sworn to protect. It is a mockery of justice that this nation convicts 98% of all persons charged at court-martial, rivaling the 100% figure of Communist China's Red Army.
Stop and think of it, dear reader. If 98 out of 100 civilians brought to trial in America were "convicted," you couldn't build enough jails to hold them all! It would result in a total "police-state." Do we want this in the U.S. military? Can't the so-called "Uniform Code of Military Justice" stand a much-needed revision to bring it into line with modern times? Yes, it can.
The old saying is: "If it isn't broke, don't fix it." Well, the UCMJ falls far short of impartial justice. It doesn't work properly. We at Military Corruption.com demand that it be reformed. All our members of the armed forces, who are ready and willing at any time to lay down their lives in the defense of our nation, deserve no less!