Some additional details on the upcoming sexual assault trial of AF Lt Col Jeffrey Krusinski can be found in this article.  

The most noteworthy news is that the offense is being tried as a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year’s confinement and a $2,500 fine.  The accused’s counsel, Sheryl Shane, sought a trial date in the fall but was rebuffed by the judge.

 

4 Responses to “Lt Col Krusinski’s trial set for 18 July”

  1. AF CMJ says:

    I’m sure the Air Force will be blamed when this disgrace walks out with probation. This would be a fun BOI, but assuming it is a light sentence I wonder if SECAF would approve UCMJ action.

  2. Cloudesley Shovell says:

    Were this in the military justice system and the case was referred to a Special Court-Martial, the usual suspects would be hitting the media circuit to roundly condemn the failure to take sexual assault seriously.  Somehow I don’t think the Commonwealth of Virginia is in for the same treatment.

  3. Lieber says:

    CS:
    nah, the usual suspects would be complaining after the GCM (officers essentially can’t be tried at a SPCM — since only a GCM can give either confinement or a dismissal to an officer) conviction was anulled by the convening authority cause the victim had given some arguably not entirely forthright deposition testimony in a child custody hearing ten years prior.

  4. Christopher Mathews says:

    Lieber, you joke.  Only a military justice dilettante would do something that puerile and wrong-headed, and of course, CAs — who as we all know are selected according to Article 25 criteria — would not.
    That’s my story, anyway, and I’m sticking to it.