California Guard sergeant receives year sentence for Iraq detainee abuse

[JURIST] California Army National Guard Sgt. David Fimon has been sentenced to a year in military confinement and received a bad-conduct discharge after pleading guilty to abusing detainees in Iraq. Fimon pleaded guilty to maltreatment of detainees, conspiracy to commit maltreatment of detainees, dereliction of duty and obstruction of justice. Fimon's case is part of a larger investigation into reports of abuse by 12 soldiers [JURIST report] from the Fullerton-based Alpha Company. Specific allegations have not been disclosed, but a military source has said that there have been allegations that soldiers used an electric stun gun to abuse detainees who were handcuffed and blindfolded. AP has more.

 

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