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June 27, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A soldier was convicted in a court-martial of murdering a Panamanian civilian while in Panama City in January with U.S. invasion forces. Army Pfc. Mark McMonagle, 20, of Philadelphia, was convicted of murder in causing the death of Leila Diaz de Panay, 50, who was struck by bullets in her home Jan. 25. The bullets were fired while McMonagle was helping stage a fake fire fight in order to cover the fact that co-defendant Sgt. Paul Finsel had lost his Army pistol in a nearby brothel.
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February 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Sgt. Maj. Gene C. McKinney's chief accuser acknowledged that she omitted from her original complaint one of her most sensational charges: that he made a raunchy come-on and promised to make her "plenty happy." McKinney, 47, the Army's former top-ranking enlisted soldier, is accused of sexually harassing, assaulting or threatening six women. Staff Sgt.
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February 25, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The wife of Sgt. Maj. Gene C. McKinney testified in her husband's court-martial at Ft. Belvoir on 19 sexual-misconduct charges, expressing disbelief at accusations by six military women. "That's not my husband," Wilhelmina McKinney said when asked about allegations that McKinney committed acts ranging from indecent assault and adultery to obstructing justice. She said her husband told her of the accusations in February 1996 when they were first made public by Sgt. Maj. Brenda Hoster.
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November 10, 1998 | From Reuters
A Marine pilot whose jet severed lift cables at an Italian ski resort, killing 20 people, will face a second court-martial on obstruction of justice charges, a military judge said Monday. Capt. Richard J. Ashby, 30, of Mission Viejo will stand trial on March 15 for allegedly hiding and conspiring to destroy a videotape of the tragic flight last February, a military judge said after a brief hearing at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina. Ashby faces a separate court-martial Feb.
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April 7, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Army dropped its allegation that a female trainee lied about having sex with an instructor. The Army said the charge against Pvt. Toni Moreland wasn't a priority and officials didn't want to bring in an out-of-town witness. Moreland, 21, pleaded guilty to other minor charges at a low-level summary court-martial. She was sentenced to 16 days in prison and fined $300.
NATIONAL
March 7, 2014 | By David Zucchino
FT. BRAGG, N.C. -- Sobbing and burying her head in her hands, a U.S. Army captain testified Friday that Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair twice forced her to perform oral sex in her office in Afghanistan after she demanded that he remove her from her job working directly for him. The sexual assaults took place with her office door open in a military office complex on busy Kandahar Air Field, she testified. In the first attack, she said, Sinclair roughly pushed her head and shoulders down after she told him, "I hated my life.
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March 19, 2014 | By David Zucchino, This post has been updated and corrected, as indicated below.
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair broke down in tears Wednesday at his sentencing hearing, asking the judge to allow him to retire at a reduced rank instead of dismissing him from the Army, which would deprive him of military benefits and "punish" his family for his adulterous affair with an captain. "I have squandered a fortune of life's blessings, blessings of family, work and friendship," the one-star general said in court. "I have put myself and [the] Army in this position with my selfish, self-destructive and hurtful acts.
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