Greetings from a snowed-in Casa CAAFlog.  Here’s a link to an Inside NoVa update regarding Marine Capt Michael Webb’s suicide at the Quantico brig.  For those who have been wondering why Capt Webb was in pretrial confinement, the update reports:  

Webb had been in the brig since August 2009. He was awaiting trial by court martial that had been scheduled for Feb. 17 on a variety of violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, “mostly related to fraud, fraud against the government, larceny and conduct unbecoming of an officer and gentleman,” Galbraith said.

Webb had been placed under pretrial restraint as a result of the serious nature of his misconduct, because he failed to report to Quantico Marine Corps base when ordered, and because he was determined by an independent reviewing officer to be a flight risk, Galbraith said.

h/t Phil Cave’s Court-Martial Trial Practice blog.

3 Responses to “Still more details about Marine captain’s suicide in PTC”

  1. dreadnaught says:

    What in the hell is a “Casual Platoon”? Is it part of Apathetic Company, Insouciant Battalion, Lackadaisical Division?

  2. Anonyma says:

    Seems to be a further example of the pro forma PTC review that goes on – “oh, it’s a high viz case, we can’t be seen as ‘soft’ by actually applying the rules…” even the rule that cautions against preferring confinement over less restrictive means. Flight risk? C’mon!

  3. Anonymous says:

    “Flight risk? C’mon!”
    You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.