CAUGHT! DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL FOR THE
AIR FORCE DENIES FOIA SAYING "AFOSI AND FBI
INVESTIGATIONS" INTO JILL METZGER "ONGOING"
IF THAT CASE, VIOLATION OF REGULATION "NO
FAVORABLE ACTION" CAN BE TAKEN WHILE PROBE
GOING ON - ILLEGAL FOR METZGER TO BE PUT ON
TDRL, $CAM 100% "DISABILITY" PAY, BE BROUGHT
BACK ON ACTIVE DUTY TO GET LTC PROMOTION
MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM CONDEMNS FAVORED
TREATMENT FOR "PAMPERED AND PROTECTED
ONE" - ASKS FOR CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION
OF HER AND ENABLER - USAF GEN GARY NORTH
© 2011 MilitaryCorruption.com
This was one BIG mistake. And we caught them with their pants down.
In answer to a long-standing FOIA request by a MilitaryCorruption.com undercover investigator, the deputy general counsel of the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon continued the stonewall of information on the phony "kidnapping" of Maj. Jill Metzger in Kyrgyzstan five years ago this week.
In a signed letter from Cheri L. Cannon, dated August 25, 2011 in our possession, the attorney states there are "ongoing" AFOSI and FBI "investigations" of the two-time Air Force Marathon winner. Now. She cites that "fact" as reason to deny us any information on the pampered and protected one's case.
Well, if that is true, how in hell does Metzger legally get put on the TDRL (temporary disabled retired list) and score a lucrative 100% "disability" rating; then, after three years, get put back on active duty as if nothing happened and land a promotable slot in, of all departments, the "Wounded Warrior Program?" An insult to all wounded warriors, everywhere.
All that money Metzger scooped up for her so-called totally disabling "PTSD" needs to be paid back to the taxpayer. And while she's at it, how about a refund on the millions of dollars wasted looking for her fictional "kidnappers" in Kyrgyzstan? Readers of this investigative website are familiar with our interviews with two OSI agents who probed Metzger's claims and came away feeling she is a liar and a fraud.
AFOSI CAN'T BE TRUSTED TO INVESTIGATE ITSELF
That Metzger's "husband," CPT Josh Mayo is an OSI agent and his daddy, an OSI big shot, gives you an idea why these agents weren't willing to have their names published or come forward and testify. They know all about retaliation. One feared he would literally be killed. Asking AFOSI to investigate itself would get the same result if someone was stupid enough to hope the Gestapo would do an objective investigation of brutality in its ranks. Just isn't going to happen.
If what Cannon claims is true - and we reproduce the text of the letter below - then Air Force regulations have been violated and those responsible should be brought up on charges, no matter what rank they are. The much despised North, an arrogant and obnoxious bully, is counting on the fact that no USAF flag officer in the 64-year history of that military service has been brought to an Article 32 hearing, much less court martial.
That, and the widespread fear of the man called "the bloat-faced bully," who back-stabbed two of his officers in Afghanistan after North's own appointed investigator cleared them of all wrong-doing, has prevented anyone from learning the truth about Metzger's 2006 "great adventure."
Here is a verbatim transcript of the letter sent to our investigator from Cheri Cannon:
This replies to your November 8, 2010 appeal (JACL 2011-00025-A) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 522. I have been delegated the responsibility to conduct the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force Review in your case. After considering your appeal, I have determined that your appeal should be denied.
On October 28, 2010, you submitted a request for a copy of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) findings, conclusions, and recommendations made to DoD or DoJ regarding Major Jill Metzger's reported abduction in Kyrgyzstan in Sept. 2006. On November 5, 2010, Hq. AFOSI denied the request in full. You appealed the decision on Nov. 8. 2010.
Hq. AFOSI denied the request, stating the requested information was exempt from release at the time under FOIA exemption (b)(7)(a), 5 U.S.C. 552, because it could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement procedures. Exemption (b)(7)(a) authorizes the withholding of records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes to the extent that production of such law enforcement records or information could reasonably be expected to interfere with ongoing enforcement proceedings.
The AFOSI and FBI investigations concerning Major Metzger REMAIN OPEN (our emphasis - ed.) and release of the requested information would tend to undermine ongoing investigative reports. Accordingly, the requested information is still properly upheld under FOIA exemption (b)(7)(a).
This constitutes the final Air Force action on your appeal. The FOI, 5 U.S.C. 522, provides for judicial review of this documentation
WHY DOES NORTH DO BACK-FLIPS FOR METZGER?
The Air Force can't have their cake and eat it too. If AFOSI is presently investigating Metzger, she should never have been put on TDRL and then set up for promotion in an active duty slot. When did the major cease being 100% disabled? Did it happen overnight? Has a miracle taken place? She has made a mockery of those genuinely disabled veterans who, some of them with an arm or leg missing, can't get a 100% rating right out of the box. But Jill did. And we hear her close friend Gary North helped make it happen.
The question is WHY? If we had a dollar for every time someone asked us: "What's she got on him?" we could throw the mother of all parties. Only North and his pet know the truth on that one, and they aren't talking. It's time they did. Before a Congressional committee. Are you reading this Congressman West?
MilitaryCorruption.com finds it offensive that the Air Force would deprive its ranks of the truth about the Metzger fiasco for five years. The Air Force poster girl didn't get a medal for her self-proclaimed heroics, so one has to wonder if that was because they know full well such a medal would result in raising more questions than anything else.
If the Uniform Code of Military Justice is to mean anything, it must be applied equally to all ranks - not just to those fortunate enough to have an OSI agent hubby, retired colonel daddy, and a four-star general who does back-flips to accommodate her every wish.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS - JILL RAN OUT THE CLOCK
An Air Force legal officer clued us in on how Jill and her enabler used the clock to cover her tracks. The statute of limitations on military prosecution for an Article 15 is two years. For crimes like adultery, AWOL, fraternization, making a false official statement, disobeying a standing order, conduct unbecoming an officer - violations some of our readers wished Metzger had been charged with - is five years. September 5, 2011 marks the date Jill is in the clear - at least from from Air Force prosecution, as if that would ever happen. No one dares move on her while North is protecting her.
But what about federal charges? Now that's where it gets interesting. If it can be proven Metzger is a liar and scammed the 100% "disability" pension, knowing she didn't deserve or actually qualify for the big bucks, that could land her is serious trouble, even now.
With all the real disabled vets out there who didn't get Metzger's favored treatment, you think maybe a few might launch a class action suit against Jill and the Air Force claiming they received disparate treatment in comparison to the spoiled brat marathon runner. We hear that may be in the works. If it happens, you will read it here first.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: If you are disgusted by the injustice of the Metzger case, bully boy North, and the disrespect and contempt shown by the USAF leadership towards its own rank and file by refusing to tell them the truth about the phony "abduction" in 2006, now is your chance to do something about it. Print out our story and send it - snail mail or via e-mail) to your congressperson and senators. Demand why the "mainstream media" continue to ignore this case. You, the taxpayers, lost a fortune in this fraud and you deserve to know where your money went and who authorized it to be wasted.]