"CHIPS ARE DOWN" (AND MAYBE COUNTERFEIT)
IN CASE OF VICE ADMIRAL SUSPENDED - DOES
DEPUTY COMMANDER AT STRATCOM HAVE BAD
GAMBLING HABIT? - IS HE "SECURITY RISK?" NCIS
WANTS TO KNOW - INVESTIGATION ONGOING
INTO LONGTIME SUB SKIPPER AND USNA GRAD
TIMOTHY GIARDINA PROBE ROCKS OFFUTT AFB
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Is the now suspended deputy commander of STRATCOM at Offutt AFB a security risk?
As bizarre as that sounds, Navy VICE ADM Timothy Giardina is being investigated for just that by NCIS as they probe whether or not the USNA grad (1979) had a bad gambling habit at an Iowa casino right across the Missouri River from the huge military installation.
What we know at press time is this: The Pentagon tried to keep the admiral's suspension hushed up after the one time submariner had his security clearance pulled.
The bizarre case involves use of allegedly counterfeit chips at a Council Bluffs gambling casino. It was Iowa authorities who first tipped off the NCIS that alleged big-stakes gambler Giardina could be in trouble.
"COUNTERFEIT CHIPS AT CASINO"
We want to emphasize the deputy commander is "suspended" and no charges have been brought against him nor has he (so far) been charged with any criminal activity.
"The possible jail time exposure is significant," a law enforcement source told MCC, on condition of anonymity.
Giardina is a 34-year Navy veteran and former deputy commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The Annapolis ring knocker is also a veteran submarine skipper.
The suspended flag officer assumed the number two slot at Offutt in December 2011.