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Ft. Bragg General Sinclair Sentenced to Loss of Pay, Early Retirement. No Prison

March 20, 2014

ABC 11 WTVD-TV (Raleigh-Durham, N.C.)
By Nicole Carr

BRAGG, N.C. (WTVD) — It took less than ten minutes for Colonel James Pohl to issue General Jeffrey Sinclair his sentence void of prison time Thursday.

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Sinclair, 51, pleaded guilty to adultery, maltreatment of his main accuser, obstruction of justice, and several other lesser charges than sex assault. Those assault charges were dropped over the weekend, as a part of a plea deal cut after Pohl ruled that Unlawful Command Influence had damaged the high-profile case. That was evidenced in e-mails between several military legal authorities that suggested the case had been prosecuted because of political pressure.

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“I do believe that part of what the sentence reflects is the fact that General Sinclair has been unfairly labeled as a sex offender for the past two years,” said defense attorney Ellen Brotman, following the ruling. “And (he) has suffered under that unfair labeling and these false accusations, and that was a terrible punishment that he never deserved.”

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