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CHAPLAIN GETS FIVE YEARS IN PRISON
An Army chaplain based at Bamberg, Germany has received a five year prison term after pleading guilty to forcible sodomy, indecent acts, fraternization and conduct unbecoming an officer involving both soldiers and Marines.
CPT Gregory Arflack admitted at court martial he sodomized three soldiers and suggested sexual encounters with three Marines he met while serving as rest and recreation chaplain at Doha, Qatar between June and July of 2004.
The Catholic chaplain "took advantage of his position for his own selfish gains," said a prosecutor, CPT Steve Janko. "I'm so sorry," sobbed the pervert priest as he "apologized" to his victims, one of whom was described in court proceedings as "drinking heavily and banging his head against walls."
MORALE LOW AT
FT. DIX IN WAKE OF HARASSMENT
It's hard to imagine in this day and age, a supervisor using the racial epithet "boy" on a African-American Department of Defense (D.O.D.) police officer at Ft. Dix, N.J., but that's what allegedly happened to Officer Glen Perry, who's filed an EEOC complaint against acting Maj. Bonnie G. Morris.
Perry, a highly-respected policeman who holds a pilot's license for rotary and small fixed-wing aircraft, tells MilitaryCorruption.com the derogatory term was "just one of a series of incidents" in recent years that constitute what he calls, "a pattern of harassment" against himself.
Ranked second in "seniority" on the 54-member D.O.D. Police Force at Ft. Dix, Perry has been passed over for promotion to sergeant because - according to Morris, in a sworn deposition we have obtained, "he's not ready" and "doesn't have the maturity" to wear sergeant's stripes.
WAITING FOR THE
OTHER "SHUE" TO DROP
With our new probe into how Air Force Col. Philip Shue met his tragic death on a Texas highway in 2003, we have come to the conclusion, no one - including wealthy widow Tracy Shue - can be ruled out as a possible suspect.
By no means do we intend to infer the retired Air Force nurse had a hand in her hubby's abduction and torture which lead to his bizarre death on Highway 10 near Boerne, Texas. But we need to know more about Tracy's nearly two million dollar payday [$1.5 million life insurance policy; $250,000 SGLI (Serviceman's Group Life Insurance); lump sum death payout [Col. Shue died while on active duty]; and some $1600 a month in indemnity compensation.] All that, along with the couple's expensive home near San Antonio - a move to a $700,000 mansion in Alabama had been planned - and one gets the impression "the widow Shue" has been very well taken care of.
LT COL "RUSS"
DINGLE (1956 - 2005)
A great pilot, a dear friend, and a courageous fighter against the evil of forced anthrax shots, Lt. Col. Russ Dingle, has succumbed to cancer after a long and valiant battle against the disease.
We at MilitaryCorruption.com will especially miss his phone calls, always encouraging us and cheering us up, despite his pain and the grim prospect that he might not live much longer. Russ never complained about his plight. He was an inspiration to us all.
This web site has written many stories over the years about forced anthrax shots. From the beginning of that battle, when we published the devastating article: "GREED AND GUINEA PIGS," until now, former Conn. Air National Guard pilots Russ Dingle and his close friend, Maj. Tom "Buzz" Rempfer, were in the forefront of the fight to stop endangering the health of their fellow service members with this so-called "vaccine."
B U L L
E T I N
The "bad boy" lieutenant that headed up the Osan "town patrol" and was convicted on a number of charges last month will not be allowed to "resign (RILO) in lieu of" punishment, officials say.
Instead, Lt. Jason Davis will remain confined in the Camp Humphreys lock-up until 7th Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Gary R. Trexler, convening authority in the case, decides whether or not to reduce Davis' already light two year sentence.
Veteran observers of corruption at USFK in Korea are watching closely to see if the Air Force continues to give Davis a "slap-on-the-wrist" in view of the very serious charges that were originally lodged against him.
ON THE WRIST" IN KOREA
Why are we not surprised? Just as predicted in an earlier article [see "Related Stories, below"] bad boy Air Force Lt. Jason Davis, the disgrace of the Citadel, got off easy when a military judge gave him just two years in jail and dismissal from the service. The corrupt leader of the Osan town patrol could have gone to the slammer for a very long time.
Davis, who had initially been charged with rape, assault, bribery, extortion, larceny and a host of other violations that could have sent the crooked officer to Leavenworth for many a year, got a big break when rape and assault charges were tossed out before he made a guilty plea to lesser offenses. Seems a female witness against the lieutenant left town rather suddenly.
Even with the crimes he did admit to in a plea bargain, Davis could have gotten 21 years and three months in prison. But, in a move that even made veteran USFK observers blanch, the bribe-taking ex-cop only got two! And with seven months already served in the Camp Humphreys jail, Davis will be a free man in no time.
"STABBED IN THE
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The real reason four-star Gen. Kevin Byrnes was fired and "publicly humiliated" wasn't just over an alleged affair with a civilian woman, not connected to the military or the federal government. The highly-respected Vietnam veteran and TRADOC commander was canned because a spiteful secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld, saw an opportunity to "punish" the general for perceived dissent and "send a message" to other top brass to "stay in line" on the war and BRAC cutbacks, a deep-cover source tells MilitaryCorruption.com.
Over a pay phone connection not far from the Embassy Suites in Crystal City, one of our most reliable and well-placed CI's (confidential informants) at the Pentagon said the "sex charge" (adultery) was just an "opportunity" for Rummie to hurt Byrnes before the 36-year Army veteran could retire in three months.
"They could have quietly let him go out the back door with a rap on the knuckles," the source said. "After all, the general didn't rape anyone. He didn't provide promotions for sex like Fiscus did [Former U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Fiscus, top legal officer in the USAF, who admitted sexual affairs with numerous women and got a slap on the wrist and no jail time when caught]. The woman, I am told, has nothing to do with the military. He [Gen. Byrnes] was legally separated from his wife. Getting a divorce, for Christ's sake! This is all a crock of shit."
Once again, new Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Mike Mullen, has shown decisive leadership and no-nonsense action in showing the door to one of former CNO Vern Clark's most favored pets - relieved of command Capt. Ruth Cooper.
MilitaryCorruption.com had publicly asked the new Navy boss to clean house and get rid of Cooper in a recent editorial on these pages.
Mullen already cheered all ranks in the Navy earlier this month when he summarily sacked Vice-Admiral Joe Sestak, an arrogant, obnoxious bully who had been anointed with his third star by his patron, political sycophant CNO Vern Clark.
KARPINSKI WAS A “SHOPLIFTER”
GENERAL BUSTED TO COLONEL
BY BUSH IN WAKE OF ABU GHRAIB
SCANDAL REVEALED TO HAVE BEEN
HIDING PAST ARREST – WE REPORTED
BRASS HAT’S ALLEGED PRESENCE
DURING TORTURE SESSIONS AT IRAQI
PRISON MONTHS AGO – REVELATIONS
MAY HAVE LED TO RANK REDUCTION
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AND MONITORED BY PENTAGON
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The public humiliation of Karpinski is all the more striking because it reveals she was promoted to flag rank without a proper investigation of her background. A case of “political correctness?” Perhaps. Not reporting an arrest for allegedly shoplifting a small item at the base exchange at a Florida air force installation is enough grounds for her security clearance to be pulled. Thus, she never would have reached flag rank in the first place. Consequently, Karpinski wouldn’t have been in a position to be “in charge” of the Iraqi prison system at the time of the Abu Ghraib abuses.
MilitaryCorruption.com reported earlier this year that Irish human rights attorney Michael Hourigan is representing Saddam “Sam” Saleh Aboud, who claims the female general was present during one of his torture sessions.
TO BE NEXT
Late last year we did an article
and editorial calling for the arrogant and abrasive Defense Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld to step down (see Related Stories, below).
THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG,” INSIDE
Inside sources at the once-respected Army post say, “There’s no way a full accounting can be made of all the valuable memorabilia they’ve received.” People “in the know” say that having to hand over the disputed commemorative .45 caliber pistol, converted from it’s rightful owner, may be the least of the Command’s mounting troubles.
Former Bradley aide Charles Honeycutt says demanding a full and complete accounting is a real possibility. The highly-respected and longtime aide to America’s most beloved five-star general is said to have lists of what was sent that can be checked with what the Foundation managers can produce. If items are gone, and their absence unexplained, it could open up an even bigger scandal that would rock Carlisle Barracks and the Army to its very foundations!
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It was the breakthrough we were hoping for, after running FROM THE COLD CASE FILES just two weeks ago. Thanks to an enormous response from the public, especially Navy personnel who knew and admired the late Chief Petty Office Tom Traylor, featured in our appeal HELP SOLVE THIS MURDER on MilitaryCorruption.com – the fastest-growing military web site in the world – we have broken this case wide open!
Our investigators have obtained a key piece of evidence – “a picture is worth a thousand words” – that proves Traylor did not, could not have “pulled the trigger” on the shotgun that was used to take his life back in December 1998.
We are running on these pages a graphic death photo taken at the scene in the desert near the Navy weapons testing site at China Lake, Calif. It was taken by a Kern County Sheriff’s Dept. deputy and clearly undercuts their contention – along with the Navy – that CPO Traylor “committed suicide,” case closed.