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August 1, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON -- The House Ethics Committee has recommended that Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) be reprimanded for pressuring her congressional staff to work on her political campaign, dealing a severe blow to her reelection bid . The House is expected to vote as early as Thursday on the rare punishment of one of its members for violating standards of conduct. Richardson also faces a $10,000 fine. In a scathing report issued Wednesday, the ethics panel's investigative subcommittee found Richardson improperly used House resources for campaign and personal purposes, compelled congressional staff to work on her campaign and obstructed the committee investigation "through the alteration or destruction of evidence" and "the deliberate failure to produce documents.
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March 20, 2014 | By David Zucchino, This post has been updated, as noted below.
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - In a light sentence that stunned even his lawyers, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair was sentenced to a reprimand and no jail time for mistreating a subordinate with whom he had a three-year adulterous affair, ending a tumultuous court-martial that focused national attention on the military's uneven response to sexual misconduct in the ranks. A military judge, Col. James L. Pohl, also ordered Sinclair, 51, to forfeit $5,000 of pay per month for four months and pay restitution of $4,156 for misusing his government charge card.
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December 7, 2007 | Tony Perry
A military jury Thursday ordered a Marine sergeant to receive a reprimand and be demoted to corporal for his guilty plea in the death of another Marine during a 2002 training exercise. The jury rejected a request from prosecutors to order that Sgt. Cody Ottley receive a bad-conduct discharge. Ottley admitted that he mistakenly put live ammunition into his rifle rather than blanks.
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March 20, 2014 | By David Zucchino
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - In a sentence so light it stunned even his lawyers, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair was sentenced Thursday to a reprimand and no jail time for misusing his authority over a subordinate with whom he had a three-year adulterous affair, ending a tumultuous court-martial that focused national attention on the military's uneven response to sexual misconduct. A military judge ordered Sinclair, 51, to forfeit $20,000 in salary and pay restitution of $4,156 for misusing his government charge card.
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August 2, 2012 | By Richard Simon and Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - She reportedly made congressional staffers work on her campaign into the night - and when one asked to go home at 8 p.m., she ordered that person to make more phone calls. Staffers described her as verbally abusive and intimidating. And she used taxpayer money when planning a political fundraiser called "Democratic Idol," featuring members of Congress singing karaoke. For this and her "callous disregard for her staff and the resources entrusted to her by the American people," the House Ethics Committee recommended Wednesday that Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach)
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March 20, 2014 | By David Zucchino, This post has been updated, as noted below.
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - In a light sentence that stunned even his lawyers, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair was sentenced to a reprimand and no jail time for mistreating a subordinate with whom he had a three-year adulterous affair, ending a tumultuous court-martial that focused national attention on the military's uneven response to sexual misconduct in the ranks. A military judge, Col. James L. Pohl, also ordered Sinclair, 51, to forfeit $5,000 of pay per month for four months and pay restitution of $4,156 for misusing his government charge card.
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May 5, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
A court-martial on Saturday reprimanded a Navy commander convicted of living with a female subordinate officer and deceiving his superior about their relationship. Cmdr. James Wyatt III, a 19-year veteran found guilty of what a prosecutor called "conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman," had faced a maximum penalty of 16 months in prison and dismissal from the service. The government prosecutor had recommended that Wyatt be dismissed from the Navy but not imprisoned.
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September 27, 2011 | By Gary Klein
USC quarterback Matt Barkley rarely, if ever, shies from giving straightforward answers when asked for his opinion. But Barkley's published comments about Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict were apparently too candid for the Pacific 12 Conference. On Tuesday, the Pac-12 reprimanded Barkley for "derogatory and inflammatory comments" he made about Burfict before last week's game at Tempe, Ariz. Barkley told The Times' Baxter Holmes that, based on his experience playing against Burfict in high school, he thought the former Corona Centennial High star was "a dirty player.
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August 10, 2012 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Even before last week's stinging reprimand from her House colleagues, Democrat Laura Richardson's reelection bid was in trouble. She had been burning through campaign strategists and congressional staffers for months. Debts were mounting. She had finished far behind rival Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) in the June primary, under new election rules that produced several November contests between members of the same party. Hahn had also won the endorsement of California's Democratic Party, which typically furnishes money, mail ads and volunteers for its chosen candidate.
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July 27, 1987 | Associated Press
The captain and weapons officer of the frigate Stark accepted responsibility today for the frigate's failure to defend itself against an Iraqi warplane and as a result, will be allowed to leave the service with severe reprimands rather than face a court-martial, the Navy said. Thirty-seven sailors died and 21 were injured when the Stark was struck by two Exocet missiles from the plane on the night of May 17 while on routine patrol in the Persian Gulf.
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March 20, 2014 | By David Zucchino, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair was sentenced Thursday, receiving a reprimand and no jail time for mistreating a subordinate with whom he had a three-year adulterous affair, to end a tumultuous court-martial that focused national attention on the military's uneven response to sexual misconduct in the ranks. The military judge hearing the case, Col. James L. Pohl, also ordered Sinclair, 51, to forfeit $5,000 of pay per month for four months and pay restitution of around $4,100 for misusing his government charge card.
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September 16, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
As expected, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott on Monday officially reprimanded the officiating crew for "failing to properly administer" the end of Saturday's Wisconsin at Arizona State game in Tempe. ASU escaped with a 32-30 win when Wisconsin was unable to spike the ball in time to set up the potential game-winning field goal. It was an unusual finish, to say the least. Wisconsin had the ball at the ASU 13 with 18 seconds left when quarterback Joel Stave took the snap in an attempt to center the ball on the field for his kicker.
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April 25, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - A military judge Thursday sentenced a female Marine convicted of attempted adultery and lying to investigators to a letter of reprimand and the loss of $3,000 in pay. Lt. Col. Leon Francis could have sentenced her to a year in the brig and a bad-conduct discharge. Francis, after a three-day court-martial at Camp Pendleton, ruled that she was guilty of attempted adultery with another staff sergeant - “a man not her husband.” Under military law, adultery is a crime if it undermines “good order and discipline” or brings “discredit upon the armed forces.” Testimony showed that the two staff sergeants, who worked together at Camp Pendleton, went to a motel in Temecula after an afternoon of heavy drinking.
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April 15, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi
A top commander in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was disciplined after his phone rang during a meeting with top brass. But it wasn't failing to put his phone in silent mode that raised eyebrows. It was the ring tone. Cmdr. Paul Pietrantoni, one of Sheriff Lee Baca's hand-picked jail reformers, was meeting with other top supervisors when his personal cellphone played “The Oriental Riff” - accompanied by a mock, stereotypical Asian voice saying: “Hello, you pick up phone, you pick up phone.” “It went off for a second.
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February 18, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
California basketball Coach Mike Montgomery was reprimanded by the Pac-12 Conference on Monday for shoving one of his players in the chest during a game against USC. The conference did not announce what punishment Montgomery received for his actions Sunday night, although he will not be suspended. "While emotions can run high in competitive environments, Pac-12 coaches are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that will reflect credit on the institution and the conference," Commissioner Larry Scott said.
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November 9, 2012 | By David S. Cloud, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON — Seven Navy SEALs, including one involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, have been reprimanded for divulging classified information to the maker of a video game, Pentagon officials said Thursday. The seven received letters of reprimand and forfeited half of their pay for two months after a Navy investigation found they had served as paid consultants to the designers of "Medal of Honor Warfighter," one official said. All are members of Seal Team 6, the secretive commando unit based in Virginia.
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November 9, 2012 | By David S. Cloud, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON — Seven Navy SEALs, including one involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, have been reprimanded for divulging classified information to the maker of a video game, Pentagon officials said Thursday. The seven received letters of reprimand and forfeited half of their pay for two months after a Navy investigation found they had served as paid consultants to the designers of "Medal of Honor Warfighter," one official said. All are members of Seal Team 6, the secretive commando unit based in Virginia.
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April 6, 1993
The reprimand is long overdue. Shame, shame on the Catholic Church for not confessing to its own sins. LUCY M. BORIK La Palma
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October 4, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
We've all seen it while sitting behind the wheel: A cop breezes up to a traffic light, obviously not on an emergency call, flashes the cherry top and saunters through an intersection as if he or she owns the place. When the traffic camera snaps, the officer simply ignores the ticket. Well, not anymore, at least not in Denver. City police officers on routine duty there will have to do what the law requires -- and what every other motorist on the road must do: Challenge the violation or pay the fine.
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September 5, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Texas Tech on Wednesday disclosed that it had reprimanded men's basketball Coach Billy Gillispie this year after learning he was exceeding NCAA practice-time limits. Red Raiders Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt said the school reported the secondary violations to the NCAA and the governing body approved the penalty that Texas Tech had decided upon. The letter of reprimand came in January and included language that there would be "no tolerance for disregard of rules," Hocutt told the Associated Press after speaking to members of the local media.
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