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General Adding Lawyers As He Goes To Court For Sexual Misconduct

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A U.S. Army general charged with sexual misconduct plans to add civilian lawyers to his team at a hearing at Fort Bragg.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair is expected in court Thursday for hearing on pre-trial motions. Sinclair faces court martial on charges that include forcible sodomy, indecent acts, violating orders and adultery. He has thus far deferred entering a plea.

The Army has rebuffed public records requests from The Associated Press for copies of motions filed in the case by the prosecution or defense.

Sinclair's team plans to add attorneys from the firm Montgomery McCracken, based in New York and Philadelphia. They plan to ask military judge Col. James Pohl to delay decisions on the motions to allow the civilian attorneys to review the issues.


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A hearing is scheduled at Fort Bragg for a U.S. Army general charged with sexual misconduct.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair is expected in court Thursday for hearing on pre-trial motions. Sinclair faces court martial on charges that include forcible sodomy, indecent acts, violating orders and adultery. He has thus far deferred entering a plea.

The Army has rebuffed public records requests from The Associated Press for copies of motions filed in the case by the prosecution or defense. Thursday's hearing comes more than a month before the March date military judge Col. James Pohl had previously set to hear motions.

Sinclair's defense team asked Pohl last month to disqualify prosecutors over privileged emails belonging to Sinclair erroneously sent to them by criminal investigators.


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