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    Although the examples of fraud cited are ostensibly about peace operations, this is an example of the profit motive that always hovers about our military operations, particularly in the time of war. The Army Major in this story will probably spend many years in jail (which seems appropriate), but the companies who stand to profit from this kind of stuff, will likely carry on--business as usual. One way to legally "bribe" those whose hands are on the purse strings is to make large political contributioins.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070724/..._bribery_probe

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    I would be surprised to see him do any real jail time. He will probably be stripped of his rank and dishonorably discharged losing all his benefits. This is a shame still and I am glad they caught him,

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    From my observations, in general, the military justice system seems to give the convicted person fewer chances, and they are less tolerant of this sort of crime. As this is a military crime, as opposed to him going out on town and doing something bad in a civilian venue, he stands to pay the piper. I agree a dishonorable discharge is a foreseeable outcome, but it could be accompanied by some brig time as well. It's fairly rare for an officer to step on his d___ this way, so I don't have a sense as to whether they are given any greater consideration in the way rich people are sometimes given greater consideration in our civilian courts.
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    Well I am thinking that because he was a Major with probably at least 20yrs in service he wont do any major time in jail. I think a year or two. If he was enlisted you can bet he would have the book thrown at him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    Well I am thinking that because he was a Major with probably at least 20yrs in service he wont do any major time in jail. I think a year or two. If he was enlisted you can bet he would have the book thrown at him.
    If he were a private, would he get to do private time? Would a corporal get corporal punishment? Would a general be put in with the general population?
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    If he were a Colonel, he might get off with a kernel of admonishment.

    However, if he were a Gunny (Sergeant), they might just give him the sack.

    This reminds me of that play (not sure which, or who wrote it), with the great line:

    "I am the very model, of a modern Major General!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    If he were a Colonel, he might get off with a kernel of admonishment.

    However, if he were a Gunny (Sergeant), they might just give him the sack.

    This reminds me of that play (not sure which, or who wrote it), with the great line:

    "I am the very model, of a modern Major General!".
    It's from the Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan.
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