The Virginian-Pilot reports here that on Friday, Judge Carlos suppressed the statement that SO2 Keefe made to an NCIS agent because the agent didn’t give him Article 31 rights warnings before questioning him. That now-suppressed statement apparently formed the basis for the false official statement charges against SO2 Keefe. Based on the reporting, it appears that the ruling may compel the government to drop that charge. See also United States v. Swift, 53 M.J. 439 (C.A.A.F. 2000). Also according to the reporting, the same rights warning issue affects statements that SO1 Huertas made to NCIS, which means a similar ruling is likely in his case, which is also being tried before Judge Carlos.