SHOCKER AT SHEPPARD AFB TEXAS - COLONEL
RELIEVED OF COMMAND TO FACE ARTICLE 32
HEARING - CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE COUNTS
OF RAPE, LARCENY AND CONDUCT UNBECOMING
AN OFFICER - COL SAMUEL LOFTON III GOOD BET
TO BE COURT-MARTIALED - COULD FACE LONG
PRISON TERM AT THE LEAVENWORTH D.B.
By the time you read this story, an Article 32 hearing will have begun at Sheppard AFB in Texas to determine if a full colonel will face court-martial. Please "click-on" to MilitaryCorruption.com several times each day for updates in this case.
Col. Samuel Lofton III, relieved of command of the 82nd Training Group last May, has been hit with a laundry list of serious charges that could easily send the officer to the Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks for the rest of his life.
The bird colonel is accused of multiple counts of rape, indecent assault, and larceny ("fraudulent use of a government travel card," according to one of our CI's at Sheppard AFB). Lofton also faces charges of dereliction of duty, AWOL, and conduct unbecoming an officer.
It doesn't get much worse than this.
TRYING TO MINIMIZE THE PUBLIC RELATIONS DAMAGE
As usual, when the brass want to keep a tight lid on such embarrassments - the disgusting Maj. Jill Metzger "cover-up" and "disability pension" scandal is just one example - they provide the news media with a minimum of information.
This is not only a disservice to the principle of freedom of the press, but an insult to the vast majority of men and women who honorably and faithfully wear "Air Force blue." They are entitled to know full well what their so-called "leaders" are doing. Cases of "different spanks for different ranks" - so egregiously shown in the shameful Gen. Thomas J.Fiscus slap-on-the-wrist - can only undermine and destroy morale.
Few details of the case have leaked out. All we know at this point is, Lofton is not in pre-trial confinement. The colonel has been performing "administrative duties" on the Texas base ever since his relief of command.