More on the Army officer that murdered 4 and committed suicide during Hurricane Irene, here. Apparently he had not just returned from deployment and was going through a messy divorce that was nearly final.
AP (via NavyTimes) reports, here, that CDR Charles Coughlin of Severna Park, Md., was found “guilty of making a false claim and stealing public money after he got $331,034 from the fund set up by Congress after the 2001 attacks. The charges carry maximum penalties of up to 15 years in prison, but prosecutors say they expect to argue for three to four years based on his lack of a criminal record and the nature of the offense when U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth sentences Coughlin on Nov. 21.”. CDR Coughlin had been honored for his heroism at the Pentagon after the 9/11 attack. The facts seem complicated. But I have to disagree with the government on one thing, I mean how hard is it to play lacrosse with pain? Isn’t that a counytr club sport?