AIR FORCE JAG OFFICER UNDER
“And they just keep on coming!” Scott Muni, who passed away recently, used to shout into the microphone about the record “hits” he played at his radio “rock-and-roll” music program in New York.
Well, he might as well have been talking about the U.S. Air Force and the never-ending scandals that have struck, one after the other, under the troubled tenure of Secretary James “Bullfrog” Roche.
Only this latest “seismic shock” to hit the Pentagon, involves the USAF’s top legal officer, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Fiscus.
WE HELPED BREAK THE STORY
MilitaryCorruption.com and The Washington POST broke the story first, with the ever-improving Air Force TIMES doing a nice “follow-up” several days later.
The bad publicity ensures that a “cover-up” will be difficult, but not impossible, to accomplish.
“We have to be very careful on this one,” a reliable source told us. “They’re monitoring our e-mail, and we can’t afford to message you from inside the building.
“All we know right now, is Fiscus is under investigation and a woman or women are involved,” a field-grade officer said.
Another source at the Pentagon confirmed the general is said to have had “an inappropriate sexual relationship” with a female lawyer on his staff.
POSSIBLE SEXUAL ACTIVITY SPURS CASE
The key word here is “sexual,” since most flag officers escape meaningful punishment by admitting they might have said or done something “offensive” to the opposite sex. That usually gets them a “slap-on-the-wrist” and quick and quiet retirement with full pension and benefits.
But in this case, investigators – we are told – are looking into “sexual” acts because they allegedly have possession of certain “steamy e-mail” that might indicate such activity was indeed going on.
“He doesn’t look the type [Fiscus, in his official Air Force photo, is bald and bespectacled],” a Pentagon secretary said. “But then again, you never know.”
This latest sex scandal will be of great interest to Air Force personnel now “residing” at the Disciplinary Barracks at Leavenworth, Kansas. Especially those sent to jail under the general’s tenure for alleged “sex” crimes.
“Because of his rank and position, if [Fiscus] is found guilty, the result will have enormous ramifications on other cases. It will open a huge can of worms,” an Air Force JAG told us, under the condition on anonymity.
Observers all agree that “nothing will happen” until after the election, to either Air Force Secretary Roche or his top legal officer. “But unless Fiscus is completely cleared, this scandal is a an absolute career-ender for him,” said a neutral Air Force colonel.