The Virginian-Pilot reports here that today the government formally dropped false official statement charges against SO2 Keefe and SO1 Huertas.  That move was inevitable after Judge Carlos ruled that the government couldn’t introduce the statements that formed the basis for the alleged offenses because the NCIS agent who elicited the statements didn’t give the two SEALs Article 31 warnings first.

The trial of SO2 Keefe will start on 19 April in Iraq with the trial of SO1 Huertas following.  SO2 Keefe faces a dereliction charge while SO1 Huertas faces both dereliction and obstruction of justice charges.

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