Monday, August 25, 2008

Deserter who fled to Canada sentenced

We previously noted litigation in Canadian courts over whether the Canadian government could deport U.S. military deserters to face trial by court-martial (it can). The case of the first such deserter to be returned to the U.S. apparently went to a court-marital on Friday, producing a sentence that included 15 months of confinement and a dishonorable discharge. Here's a link to the Globe & Mail's article about the case.

According to other media accounts, it seems that the military judge adjudged 30 months of confinement, but it was reduced to 15 months under a PTA.

If anyone has more information about the case, please let us know in the comments section.

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