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SGT Bergdahl to plead guilty to Desertion and Misbehavior before the Enemy

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for half a decade after abandoning his Afghanistan post, is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, two individuals with knowledge of the case said.

Bergdahl’s decision to plead guilty rather than face trial marks another twist in an eight-year drama that caused the nation to wrestle with difficult questions of loyalty, negotiating with hostage takers and America’s commitment not to leave its troops behind.
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Bergdahl could face up to five years on the desertion charge and a life sentence for misbehavior.
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He had opted to let a judge rather than a military jury decide his fate, but a guilty plea later this month will spare the need for a trial.

Sentencing will start on Oct. 23, according to the individuals with knowledge of the case. They weren’t authorized to discuss the case and demanded anonymity. During sentencing, U.S. troops who were seriously wounded searching for Bergdahl in Afghanistan are expected to testify, the individuals said.

It was unclear whether prosecutors and Bergdahl’s defense team had reached any agreement ahead of sentencing about how severe a penalty prosecutors will recommend.
Would have had some interesting arguments if it had gone to trial as far as the Commander in Chief influencing the environment etc.
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"Pleading guilty" ? Well....good.
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"Pleading guilty" ? Well....good.
Yes, he was scheduled for a General Court Martial before a military Judge. He'd waived a trial by military jury.
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Again, Obama the corrupt third world president screwed up.

Bergdahl needs to stand before a firing squad. Obama needs to be forced to put the blindfold on him.
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Again, Obama the corrupt third world president screwed up.

Bergdahl needs to stand before a firing squad. Obama needs to be forced to put the blindfold on him.
And Mr Obama has what to do with this turn of events?
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What kind of sentence are we looking at here?
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What kind of sentence are we looking at here?
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How about interfering with the judicial process, and a stupid terrorist trade deal for a coward.

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How much can time served take off that sentence?
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How about interfering with the judicial process, and a stupid terrorist trade deal for a coward.
How did he interfer in the justice system? The charges he plead is pleading guilty to were brought during the Obama admin.

No one left behind. Those words either mean something or you're just flapping your mouth.
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How much can time served take off that sentence?
He's not served much time. Been out on desk duty etc.
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He's not served much time. Been out on desk duty etc.
:surpruse: He was RoR'ed? When facing the possibility of a life sentence?
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:surpruse: He was RoR'ed? When facing the possibility of a life sentence?
The Judge approved that charge in June 2017.

So once again not much time in custody. Not enough to matter if he got the max sentence.
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The Judge approved that charge in June 2017.

So once again not much time in custody. Not enough to matter if he got the max sentence.
A number of jurisdictions mandate that the defendant be held without bail if he's facing a possible life sentence, or a death sentence.
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A number of jurisdictions mandate that the defendant be held without bail if he's facing a possible life sentence, or a death sentence.
Very possible, but once again we're talking 5 months, not going to be much help as 'timed served'.
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