MOMENTOUS DECISION BY COURT OF MILITARY
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In a decision that has earthquake dimensions, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals has fired a bullet right into the evil heart of "illegal command influence" - and all super-zealous and corrupt JAG prosecutors, military judges and "politically-correct" brass hats are now put on notice that their crimes will not go unpunished.
Keith Barry is a highly-decorated Navy SEAL who was railroaded and "convicted" of sexual assault, getting tagged for a dishonorable discharge and three years in prison. He maintained the sexual relations in question were "entirely consensual." No witnesses, of course, just another case of "she said-he said" in which the male is automatically presumed guilty no matter what the truth or facts may be.
If it were not for a retired Navy rear admiral with a guilty conscience, we might never know how blatant "illegal command influence" played a part in the Pentagon fattening up their stats showcasing "zero tolerance" for sex assault of military women, whether it was real or just another false accusation.
A sworn affidavit by former "two-star" Patrick Lorge submitted to the court has revealed the ugly secret that many of us have known for years - illegal command influence flourishes in a "politically-correct" atmosphere like we have today.
"OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!"
Do you remember that old hag (fictional character) "Madame DeFarge" from Charles Dickens' immortal TALE OF TWO CITIES? The evil crone would cackle with glee every time a head - preferably male - was chopped off by the guillotine's blade during the dark days of the French Revolution.
We don't think super-aggressive, hard-charging Navy Judge Bethany Payton-O'Brien - one of the most feared and hated JAG prosecutors in Naval history - is akin to the bloodthirsty old Frenchwoman. She's still a human being, we think, despite her crazed prosecution (or was it persecution?) of beloved Navy CAPT and medical officer Ray Olafson (see Related Stories below). While you're at it folks, read the story we did on Payton-O'Brien's conduct during that fiasco of a trial, the Todd Forbes case.
We're still waiting to run this dear lady's response to charges made against her by grief-stricken widow Marcia Olafson, whose kindest remarks about Payton-O'Brien are that she should burn in hell for what the fire-breathing JAG allegedly did to her husband and family members. MilitaryCorruption.com believes in fairness, so the gal who badly needs a haircut (see PIX) should contact us directly and make sure she avails herself of our generous offer of equal space to refute what has been said about her on these pages.
As for Barry, it looks like the Navy is going to owe him a lot of back-pay when this is all over.
COURT OF APPEALS DOES RIGHT THING
"In order to resolve the allegations of unlawful command influence," the high appellate court said, "we conclude that further fact-finding must be conducted." And here comes the kicker: "The presiding officer will return the fact-finding record directly to this court, NOT the Navy chain-of-command."
It gets even better. The Court of Military Appeals also ruled the fact-finders "will be presided over by a military judge from the armed forces OTHER THAN the United States Navy or the United States Marine Corps." Ouch!
While we regret ADM Lorge waited so long to come clean about what went on behind the scenes when he was wrongfully pressured to not overturn Barry's unfair conviction at court-martial, we do salute the retired two-star for making legal history. By blowing the whistle on this common practice, he may be the one responsible for helping to eventually stamp it out. [The two Navy admirals who leaned on him in the Barry case, he says, are the fierce former top JAG, then Vice-Admiral Nanette DeRenzi, and James Crawford III, who bluntly told Lorge if he overturned the senior chief's conviction, he would have a "target" on his back and it would "end" the admiral's career.]
"On a personal note," Lorge said in his confession,"I ask you to forgive me for my failure in leadership in this case against Barry."
Well, if it's any comfort to you, sir, we at MCC and our hundreds of thousands of readers (we've been online 17 years and get up to four million hits a month, world-wide) likely do forgive you and applaud the fact you have finally come forward. It is always better late than never.
AT LAST - AFTER SEVEN YEARS IN
LEAVENWORTH FOR A CRIME HE DIDN'T COMMIT
COURT-MARTIAL PANEL ACQUITS NAVY PO1 TODD
FORBES IN KENTUCKY - FAMED MILITARY DEFENSE
ATTORNEY JOHN "BULL DOG" WELLS WINS A HUGE
VICTORY FOR HIS CLIENT - OBNOXIOUS JAG, LCDR
BETH PAYTON-O'BRIEN, A "BIG LOSER" - LYING
ACCUSER WHO FALSELY CLAIMED FORBES
"RAPED" HER, MAY FACE PERJURY CHARGES
MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM OPENS PROBE OF
PAYTON-O'BRIEN FOR POSSIBLE MISCONDUCT
|"SHE RAILROADED MY HUSBAND INTO PRISON,
THEN DROVE HIM TO AN EARLY GRAVE," WIDOW OF
NAVY CAPT RAY OLAFSON SAYS - HER CHILDREN
(NOW GROWN) REVEAL FOR 1ST TIME "SCREAMING
JAG" BETHANY PAYTON-O'BRIEN BULLIED AND
TRAUMATIZED THEM - "THAT EVIL BITCH TRIED TO
GET MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER TO SAY HER DAD
MOLESTED HER," MARCIA OLAFSON RECALLS
"AMBER REFUSED TO LIE," WIDOW, MRS OLAFSON,
TELLS MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM - PAYTON-
O'BRIEN (NOW A MILITARY JUDGE) "LACKS THE
TEMPERAMENT OR ETHICAL INTEGRITY TO SERVE
AS A MILITARY JUDGE," ACCORDING TO DEFENSE
ATTORNEY, CDR JOHN B.WELLS, U.S. NAVY (RET)
|JOHN "BULLDOG" WELLS DOES IT AGAIN!
AMERICA'S LEADING MILITARY DEFENSE
ATTORNEY CATCHES AIR FORCE O.S.I. AGENT
IN "DIRTY TRICKS" - CAREFUL INVESTIGATION
BY FAMED LAWYER'S GUMSHOES EXPOSES
FEMALE FALSE ACCUSER'S LIES - U.S.A.F.
SECURITY POLICEMAN FOUND "INNOCENT"
|A BIG WIN FOR JUSTICE - COURT OF APPEALS FOR
ARMED FORCES DISMISSES RAPE CONVICTION
AND SETS ASIDE 4-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE
EX-ARMY JAG JAMES TRIESCHMANN GETS
FAVORABLE DECISION ON 3-TO-2 VOTE - COURT
TOSSES THE CHARGES DUE TO THEN SECRETARY
OF AIR FORCE DEBORAH JAMES UNLAWFUL
COMMAND INFLUENCE - SHE THREATENED TO FIRE
CONVENING AUTHORITY - POLITICALLY-CORRECT
HACK DISAPPROVED OF LT GEN CRAIG FRANKLIN'S
HANDLING OF WILKERSON "SEX ASSAULT" CASE
|SECOND RETIRED FLAG OFFICER REVEALS
POLITICAL PRESSURE BROUGHT TO BEAR ON HIM
TO "SIGN OFF" ON COURT-MARTIAL CONVICTIONS
OF INNOCENT MEN - REAR ADM. PATRICK LORGE
SAYS IN SIGNED AFFIDAVIT THAT TOP NAVY BRASS
LEANED ON HIM AS "CONVENING AUTHORITY" IN
SENIOR CHIEF KEITH BARRY CASE - BALL-BUSTER
JUDGE, CAPT BETHANY PAYTON-O'BRIEN, GAVE
HIGHLY-DECORATED SEAL THREE YEARS IN PRISON
ON SPECIOUS "SEX-ASSAULT" CHARGE - LORGE
ASKS FORGIVENESS FOR "FAILURE IN LEADERSHIP"