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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:25 AM

2 US Navy sailors reject punishments, seek trials in Colombia prostitution scandal

Source: Associated Press

2 US Navy sailors reject punishments, seek trials in Colombia prostitution scandal
By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press January 11, 2013 6:03 PM

WASHINGTON - Two Navy sailors have rejected administrative punishments for allegedly hiring prostitutes in Colombia last year in a scandal that engulfed members of the military and Secret Service, and both asked for trials by court-martial.

The sailors were the last to be charged in the embarrassing episode that erupted around the time of a visit by President Barack Obama to Cartagena.

Of the dozen U.S. military members initially implicated, seven soldiers and two Marines received administrative punishments for what was described as misconduct and one Air Force member was administratively reprimanded for poor judgment.

Three of the soldiers declined the administrative punishments and were found guilty in nonjudicial punishment hearings of having relations with a prostitute. All three had to forfeit their base salary for two months, along with other punishments.


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Reply 2 US Navy sailors reject punishments, seek trials in Colombia prostitution scandal (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 OP
bubbayugga Jan 2013 #1
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #2
raidert05 Jan 2013 #3
bubbayugga Jan 2013 #4

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:19 AM

1. The navy sure has changed.

 

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Response to bubbayugga (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:42 AM

2. Aren't you SUPPOSED to act like a wild man when you arrive at a port?

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:58 AM

3. well...

 

That is quite true you didn't have a good port visit unless you checked all three boxes:

1.Get shit face drunk, time is of the essence the quicker the better
2.Sleep with at-least one foreign woman, more than one is preferred
3.Find a new tattoo on you the next day you don't remember getting, hopefully its something cool, if not our gonna get catch hell the rest of deployment.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:06 AM

4. That has been the norm for approximately...well forever really.

 

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