ARMY COLONEL GOING TO JAIL - CONVICTED
IN SCHEME TO "FAKE" PATERNITY TEST
GETS FOUR MONTHS INCARCERATION AND $500
FINE - FORMER CARLISLE BARRACKS COLONEL
MAY BE RETIRED AT LOWER GRADE ONCE
SCOTT CARLSON GETS OUT OF LOCK-UP - "LOVE
CHILD" RESULT OF LIASON WITH SPECIALIST E-4
WHEN OFFICER WAS ASSIGNED TO FORT LEE
A Carlisle Barracks colonel who conned a fellow officer into taking a paternity test for him, is on his way to jail. It may be for just a few months, but "lover boy" Col. Scott Carlson is not pleased.
Just two years ago, the 53 year-old field grade was on top of the world. He'd graduated from the once-respected Army War College and was a bird colonel to boot. Maybe a star or stars were in Carlson's future.
They sure aren't now. His military career is over.
If the convicted officer gets to retire from the Army one grade lower than what he holds now, he should count himself lucky.
The former enlisted woman he got pregnant while they served together at Fort Lee, Va. told MilitaryCorruption.com she was satisfied with the sentence, but still is rankled by the colonel's refusal to "apologize" for trying to worm out of paying child support for his "illegitimate" daughter.
"Some day when she grows up, she'll hear about this, and it's going to really hurt her," the former Specialist E-4 said. MCC is not identifying her or the name of her child for privacy reasons.
ONE COLONEL TAKES "PATERNITY TEST" FOR THE OTHER
Not only did the cheapskate colonel show no concern for his own flesh and blood, he cajoled a fellow officer and War College student - Lt. Col. Bruce Adkins - into taking the "paternity test" for him in an effort to fool the authorities and save himself some money.
The plan blew up in their faces.
Adkins at first refused to participate in the hair-brained scheme, but finally Carlson wore him down. The junior light colonel explained to cops he felt he "owed" Carlson because the senior officer had helped Adkins through "some rough spots" when they were both AWC students. Carlson kept reminding Adkins, "you owe me to do this. You've got to help me."
Both men should have known the ID photo would trip them up. Neither one has the slightest resemblance to the other. A suspicious Cumberland County employee tipped off the authorities, and when shown the "father's" picture, the love child's mother exclaimed: "That's not him!"
As for Adkins, he faces trial in Carlisle later this month. His attorneys are hoping the court will go easy on the officer in view of his total co-operation with the cops. Adkins testified for the prosecution in Carlson's trial.
"Deadbeat dad" Carlson doesn't deserve any "Father's Day" cards, now or in the future, unless he gets on his knees and begs his daughter someday to forgive him for him for his cold-hearted actions.