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GUILTY AT COURT-MARTIAL IN GERMANY - WEST
POINT GRAD COL JAMES JOHNSON III SHOWS NO
EMOTION AS VERDICT IS READ - BEADY-EYED
SKINHEAD MAY STILL GET OFF WITH NO JAIL TIME
FOUND GUILTY ON TWO COUNTS OF CONDUCT
UNBECOMING - PREVIOUSLY PLEADED GUILTY
TO 15 COUNTS - INCLUDING ADULTERY, BIGAMY,
FRAUD, MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS - ARROGANCE
BROUGHT DOWN GENERAL'S SON - READERS
WANT CROOKED COLONEL TO GO TO DB

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Now for the sentencing. If readers of MilitaryCorruption.com had anything to say about it, just convicted COL James Johnson III would be sent to the Leavenworth DB for a good, long stretch to remind him that (supposedly), no one is above the law under the UCMJ, not even a general's son and West Point "ring-knocker."

There are rumblings coming from Germany, where the former commanding officer of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team was on trial, that a "deal" may have been worked out, whereby the beady-eyed skinhead colonel will take a one-grade bust in rank and be forced to retire.

We think that is an outrage, and hope the five-colonel panel decides to make an example of a man who not only committed adultery, bigamy, and "conduct unbecoming an officer," he engaged in willful fraud and falsified his wife's signature on a marriage document so Johnson could "wed" his Iraqi whore.

The fact that Johnson is a West Point graduate and his daddy a retired two-star general, should have no effect on the amount of punishment "sonny-boy" gets. Notice we said "should." There aren't many ring-knockers in Leavenworth, although there's at least one - MAJ Dan Woolverton - locked up elsewhere for sodomizing his infant son on camera to make child pornography videos for his fellow perverts (see "related stories box" below).

COLONEL'S CRIMES CALL FOR "HARD TIME"

If the corrupt colonel gets away with a slap-on-the-wrist, once again the Army and Pentagon will have failed to see to it that the old phrase - "different spanks for different ranks" - doesn't apply in this case.

One would think that financial fraud and forgery would absolutely put Johnson behind bars, but we've seen this movie before. In fact, one film from a few year ago - THE LAST CASTLE - about a three-star general who is shipped off to Leavenworth DB - comes to mind.

In that Hollyweird production, Robert Redford, playing the senior flag officer, helps rally his fellow inmates against a sadistic prison commandant. Strictly fiction - not about the "sadistic" DB boss - but that the Army would ever allow a brigadier general, much less a three star have to undergo the indignity of being locked up.

To our hundreds of readers who have e-mailed us since we started covering the court-martial, hang in there, gang. Let's see if justice is done, or if yet another top officer can avoid going to jail.


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RELIEVED AFTER ALLEGATIONS "SUBSTANTIATED"
ARMY MUM ON EXACT CHARGES BUT WE AT
MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM LEARN "ADULTERY"
AND "POOR COMMAND CLIMATE" JUST TWO OF
PROVEN REASONS THIS DRIVEN OFFICER WILL
NEVER WEAR GENERAL'S STARS - WEST POINT
GRAD CALLED "SCREAMER" AND "BULLY" - DADDY
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FIRED COLONEL FILES FOR DIVORCE - ACCUSES
WIFE OF KIDNAPPING TEENAGE SON, TEACHING
MILITARY SPOUSES ABOUT "MASTURBATION" - SHE
COUNTERS WITH ACCUSATION HE SPENT $27,000
ON IRAQI "MISTRESS" - WIFE KICKED OFF BASE IN
ITALY - WEST POINT GRAD COL JAMES JOHNSON
RELIEVED AS COMMANDER OF 173RD AIRBORNE
BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM FOR "ADULTERY" AND
"FOSTERING A POOR COMMAND CLIMATE" - ARMY
TRIED TO KEEP A LID ON WHAT HAPPENED BUT
MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM SEES COURT PAPERS
ARMY COLONEL TO BE COURT-MARTIALED
JAMES JOHNSON III WILL BE TRIED IN JUNE ON
FRAUD CHARGES - WEST POINT GRAD HAD BEEN
COMMANDER OF 173RD AIRBORNE BRIGADE
TEAM - ESTRANGED WIFE ACCUSED COLONEL
OF HAVING AFFAIR WITH IRAQI WOMAN - JAG
SAYS SENIOR OFFICER FILED FRAUDULENT
TRAVEL VOUCHERS - JOHNSON COULD GET UP
TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON, DISHONORABLE
DISCHARGE IF CONVICTED - ONCE CHARMED
CAREER OF GENERAL'S SON NOW UP IN FLAMES
BULLETIN

COLONEL DESPERATE TO STAY OUT OF PRISON
PLEADS GUILTY TO 15 COUNTS, INCLUDING FRAUD
JAMES JOHNSON III KNOWS CAREER OVER - NOW
TO AVOID LEAVENWORTH DB - ADULTERY AND
BIGAMY BAD ENOUGH, BUT USE OF GOVT FUNDS
FOR HIS AFFAIR WITH MISTRESS COULD GET HIM
HARD TIME - ARROGANT OFFICER AT END OF ROAD
BULLETIN

CORRUPT COLONEL MAY GET OFF W/O PRISON
TIME - ALL BUT TWO CHARGES DROPPED
JOHNSON GUILTY, BUT MAY AVOID INCARCERATION
"RING-KNOCKER" CONNECTION AND GENERAL
DADDY MAY SAVE BIGAMIST FROM DOING TIME AT
THE DB - DEFENSE ATTORNEY WHINES ABOUT USE
OF WORD "MISTRESS" IN COURT - CALLS IT
"PEJORATIVE" - JUDGE SAYS NO DICE TO THAT
EXCLUSIVE

WE PUBLISH PIX PENTAGON DOESN'T WANT YOU
TO SEE - MAJ DAN WOOLVERTON: ARMY JAG
OFFICER, WEST POINT GRADUATE, ADMITTED
CHILD MOLESTER - SEXUALLY ASSAULTED OWN
INFANT SON FOR HOME-MADE PORN VIDEO
SICKO NOW FACES STATE CHARGES IN VIRGINIA
THAT COULD BRING PERVERT LIFE IN PRISON
ALREADY SENTENCED TO 27 YEARS IN FEDERAL
FACILITY - SAME NO. CAROLINA COUNTRY CLUB
WHERE SWINDLER BERNIE MADOFF DOING TIME