REVIEW OF THE CASE:
Marine Colonel Daniel H. Wilson presently sits in his prison cell at Camp Pendleton, California. It’s been more than three years since his nightmare began.
Colonel Wilson and his wife Susan helped a family (mother and three girls) that needed help to get some laundry done. When you have three young children, laundry can get backed up quickly.
The husband, then a Marine Major, had been transferred to a new duty station. The transfer had terribly disrupted the lives of his family. Colonel Wilson and his wife Susan offered to help by allowing the free usage of their washer and dryer.
As clothes were being laundered, the youngest child fell off the couch while Susan Wilson and the child’s mother were in the kitchen talking. This was when the child’s mother saw an opportunity to falsely accuse Colonel Wilson of molesting her child.
After the fall from the couch, the child’s mother immediately herded all of her children into a bedroom where it is believed she carefully coached her six-year-old to say that Colonel Wilson had touched her inappropriately. Just the mere accusation from a six-year-old child turned Colonel Wilson’s life into one big ball of shit.
The heavily decorated Marine colonel was charged with child molestation based only on the coached false testimony of a six-year-old child, and nothing more. That’s all Marine JAG lawyers needed, and it was off to the races.
Marine and Navy prosecutors in concert with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) went into a feeding frenzy, focusing only on the complete destruction of Colonel Daniel H. Wilson.
NCIS agents went worldwide to dredge up anything they could find against Colonel Wilson.
For a practical-joker like Dan Wilson, it didn’t take them long to find the dirt they were looking for.
Because Colonel Wilson was a bit of a prankster at times, NCIS agents discovered he had used a DOD contractor’s Common Access Card (CAC) card she had carelessly left unattended.
Using her CAC card, Colonel Wilson allegedly sent an email to her boss, who happened to be a good friend of Wilson’s. The email prank was quickly escalated into felony charges based on false allegations. NCIS agents wanted to add to the colonel’s list of charges.
Unscrupulous investigators and prosecutors dredged up another infraction saying that Wilson was allegedly UA (unauthorized absence) for two days during the days between Christmas and New Years. Colonel Wilson was actually sent home on administrative leave and was NOT UA.
But, when you are accused of the heinous crime of child molestation, people have a tendency to pile on. Wilson was verbally ordered by his supervisor to go home on “administrative leave.”
But after Wilson was accused of child molestation, that same supervisor conveniently contracted temporary amnesia and “forgot” issuing the order to go home on administrative leave.
In this way, prosecutors could levy the charge of unauthorized absence. It was all a setup and designed to help prosecutors load up more charges against Wilson, in order to ensure a conviction.
CAPTAIN BLAUL, FRIGHTENED FOR HIS OWN CAREER,
LEVIES FALSE CHARGES AGAINST COLONEL WILSON
Finally, the ribbing and joking with Marine Captain James Blaul, a subordinate and friend was converted into a felony conviction. Captain Blaul inadvertently caught a glimpse of a “sexy” photo of Colonel Wilson’s wife.
Wilson jokingly told the captain, ‘now that you’ve seen my wife, you need to show me a picture of your wife.’ The two laughed about it and thought nothing more of it.
Captain Blaul knew Colonel Wilson was joking, but the innocent exchange was transformed by NCIS agents into a felony charge. NCIS agents claimed that Colonel Wilson had pressured Captain Blaul, but Blual didn’t feel pressured at all by Colonel Wilson.
NCIS agents apparently began to pressure the young Marine captain to file a statement that he felt pressured by Colonel Wilson to produce a “sexy” picture of his wife. It was all bullshit, another method to load up the charge sheet against Wilson.
Innocent ribbing was transformed into criminal charges against Wilson. NCIS agents were effective in coercing Capt. Blaul in order to conjure “evidence” against Colonel Wilson.
NCIS agents allegedly implied that if Capt. Blaul did not make a statement that he was pressured by Colonel Wilson, he himself could end up with charges for obstructing justice or concealing evidence. It was all bullshit, but that was how desperate they were to unmercifully punish Colonel Dan Wilson.
Frightened for his own career, Captain Blaul issued a false and misleading statement that was converted into a rash of additional charges. When prosecutors added catch-all charges like “conduct unbecoming an officer,” they had racked up an impressive charge sheet against Colonel Wilson.
Blend the bogus charge sheet with the inherent bias of jurors subtly subjected to unlawful command influence by the convening authority because he writes and/or approves their career-important fitness reports; and, you have the makings of a conviction even before the trial begins. And, that my friends is how military justice really works.
MG KEVIN “SHIT-FOR-BRAINS” IIAMS (like the dogfood)
SAYS ‘F-YOU’ TO THE CRIMINAL COURT OF APPEALS,
BY ORDERING COLONEL WILSON BACK TO HIS CELL
Colonel Wilson was convicted and tossed in prison for 5 1/2 years. Within hours of the conviction the Marines had Mrs. Wilson escorted off the base. People that Colonel Wilson had known for years and considered friends, turned their backs on him.
After Colonel Wilson spent 2.5 years in prison of his 5.5 year sentence, the Navy-Marine Criminal Court of Appeals (NMCCA) tossed out the child molestation conviction (with prejudice) in a 57-page DECISION.
The Decision from the appeals court basically stated the Marines simply did not the evidence in this particular case, to convict anyone of child molestation.
The NMCCA decision sent the Marines into a tizzy. They didn’t know what the fuck to do. Prosecutors missed several deadlines, but they continued to retain Wilson behind bars.
When Wilson’s appellant lawyers filed a Writ of Habeus Corpus, prosecutors did not respond. Instead, they sent Major General Kevin “Shit-for-Brains” Iiams up from Miramar, California to determine if Colonel Wilson should be released from prison while he awaits sentencing for the charges that NMCCA did not address.
After three hours, Major General “Shit-for-Brains” Kevin M. Iiams (like the dogfood) decided that Colonel Wilson was a flight risk and he was to remain behind bars. It was a pathetic response which had no merit. Colonel Dan Wilson poses no flight risk at all, in fact quite the reverse is true.
Even if that were true, you would hold their passport until the matter is ultimately resolved. The entire hearing was a dog and pony show and totally unnecessary because Shit-for-Brains had already made up his mind before entering the hearing room.
Colonel Wilson was escorted back to his cell. It may take another six months before the Marines will convene yet another court in order to levy a new sentence against Wilson… for sending a prank email, allegedly being UA for two days and allegedly pressuring a subordinate to see a picture of his wife.
THE MARINE STRATEGIC PLAN OF ATTACK
AGAINST COLONEL DANIEL H. WILSON
The Marine strategy is to break Colonel Wilson’s spirit. Immediately following the NMCCA decision, the Marines attempted to “encourage” Colonel Wilson to accept an OTH (other than honorable) discharge from the military.
The enticement was strong; sign this and you’ll be home with your wife tonight. One minor flaw in that offer however, Wilson doesn’t have a home, he lost everything.
On the day of the hearing (October 2, 2019), the Wilson’s thought the stars were lining up for them. October 2nd was Colonel Wilson’s anniversary of graduating from boot-camp at MCRD (Marine Corps Recruit Depot) in San Diego. He was an Honors Graduate.
Susan Wilson was uplifted when she heard that someone from the base had made a reservation for Colonel Wilson at the Navy Lodge at Camp Pendleton. She saw that as an omen, a harbinger of her husband’s release from custody.
But when Kevin “Shit-for-Brains” Iiams sent her husband back to his prison cell giving the bullshit reason as being a flight risk, she was understandably devastated.
She took down the balloons and the welcome-home banner and cried her eyes out.
The Marine strategy includes breaking Colonel Wilson’s biggest support system, his wife. The generals are hoping that Colonel Wilson will throw in the towel because of the mental anguish his wife is being forced to endure.
Marine generals, these so-called men of honor, have crafted a strategy to get Wilson to capitulate. They are trying their level best to compel Colonel Wilson to finally say, “What the fuck do you people want me to sign, so I can get out of this hell hole?”
Hopefully, Colonel Wilson stays as strong, and does not yield or bend. He must not give in, he must not relent, he must not surrender. Wilson must fight this to the bitter end. Do what Marines are trained to do; attack, attack attack. And, never retreat.
The Marines have effectively used Wilson’s own lawyers to work on him. His legal team told him there was no way he could get a fair trial from the military, and suggested that he agree to whatever they wanted and just get the hell out. The hearing results had even broken the spirit of Wilson’s own legal representatives.
No matter what anyone tells Colonel Wilson, he needs to know that his family and this website shall always stand beside him. When the Marines get tired of trying to hide their own judicial misconduct by convicting someone on rumor, innuendo and false statements, the sky will clear and the sun will shine again.
Colonel Daniel H. Wilson will end up being a better and stronger man, after being forced to endure this horrible trial by fire. And, let what happened to Colonel Dan Wilson be a lesson to all those considering service in the military.
You can have dual masters degrees, be a senior colonel with seven rows of combat ribbons, as you protected American interests all over the globe. You can be highly respected by superior officers, as well as subordinates, and feel like you’re on top of the world.
Then, it all comes apart. You lose your home, cars, credit rating, insurance, paycheck and thrown in to a cold prison cell, all because a woman craftily coached her six-year-old daughter on exactly what to say. Over night, your entire life turns into a big bag of shit.
THE POISONOUS EFFECT OF SIMPLY BEING ACCUSED
OF CHILD MOLESTATION
There is nothing more shocking to a reasonable person than to hear that a child has been molested. It’s even more shocking to think a colonel in the Marine Corps could have done such a thing.
The first reaction is usually sadness, immediately followed by fury and rage that has a tendency of shutting out any thought the accused might be innocent of the charge. This type of crime tends to blind people.
The shocking and repulsive nature of a molestation accusation causes such anger that people can no longer see or hear truth. The concepts of presumption-of-innocence and beyond-a-reasonable-doubt go right out the window.
Destroying the innocence of a child is about as base and vile as it gets. Upon hearing it, the rage and anger becomes all consuming. Most people develop a lust for blood. When fathers learn their daughters have been molested in any fashion, they don’t want a prison sentence for the accused, they want him executed in the street.
The rage and anger created by a charge of child molestation conjures up boiling emotions, which has a poisonous effect on all other charges, regardless of what they might be. Prosecutors will do their level best to convert innocuous incidents, which bore no malice, into a damning charges devised to increase the severity of punishment.
Jurors are frequently glad to vote guilty on any additional charge in order to inflict as much pain as possible on a disgusting “child molester.” Prosecutors are happy to convert unbridled rage against the accused, by loading up the charge sheet with everything but the kitchen sink.
We have heard military officers who were jurors in other trials, dealing with lesser charges say, “Just shoot the motherfucker and let’s go to lunch.”
Military people are trained to kill human beings. Ruining a man’s life over scant evidence and dubious accusations is no big deal for a callous military juror. This is especially true, if their own career hangs in the balance from the subtle application of unlawful command influence by the convening authority.
And, that was the atmosphere that Colonel Daniel H. Wilson found himself, when he was accused of molesting a child. The fact that he didn’t do it, was not something anyone wanted to hear. Regardless of guilt or innocence, they just wanted to levy extreme punishment on whomever the government told them was the perpetrator.
The military judicial system is so rigged and so biased in-favor of the government, that it’s easy to see how many people continue to be railroaded into military prisons on a monthly basis. And, that certainly happened in the the Wilson case.
THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
SIMPLY DOES NOT BELIEVE BASIC PRINCIPLES
OF AMERICAN JUSTICE
“THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE”
The Navy-Marine Criminal Court of Appeals (NMCCA) threw out Colonel Wilson’s conviction because the jury simply did not have enough credible evidence to even achieve a “beyond-a-reasonable-doubt” conclusion. NMCCA determined that jurors simply could not convict anyone on such questionable and limited evidence. Consequently, they tossed out the conviction with prejudice.
After the convening authority, his prosecutors and their selected jurors proved they did not believe in the basic concept of “beyond-a-reasonable-doubt.” Marine JAG lawyers then decided to put on another dog-and-pony-show, this time to convince people they believed in the concept of “presumption-of-innocence.”
The Marine Corps held a formal hearing on October 2, 2019. The bozo acting as lead prosecutor, representing the Marine Corps (Lt. Col. Yong J. Lee) stated that, ‘just because the Criminal Court of Appeals said there was not enough evidence to convict you, doesn’t mean you are not guilty,’ or words to that effect.
It was clearly obvious to Colonel Wilson and his defense counsels, the lead JAG attorney for the United States Marine Corps did not believe in the “presumption-of-innocence,” and was one brain-dead motherfucker.
NMCCA ruled that Colonel Wilson was NOT PROVEN GUILTY, because the Marines did not have enough evidence to convict anyone of the crime they alleged occurred. Since Wilson was not proven guilty for child molestation, then according to the principles of American law, his is therefore presumed innocent.
The shear stupidity of Lt. Col. Lee’s statement during the Wilson hearing, shows how difficult it is for anyone to obtain a fair trial in the military. The military destroys people, simply because they can. It has nothing to do with justice.
JAG lawyers enjoyed a perverse satisfaction thinking they had achieved a job “well done.” Their actions are sadistically pleasurable, and perpetrated under the color-of-law. They conjured up bogus charges, then found a stupid convening authority and go-along-to-get-along jurors in order to convict an innocent man.
Lt. Col. Yong J. Lee essentially said to Colonel Wilson, ‘you are guilty because we say you are, and to hell with the presumption of innocence, and to hell with the Navy-Marine Criminal Court of Appeals.’
AS A SIDE NOTE: Scuttlebutt around the courthouse says that Lt. Col. Yong Lee is a pathetic lawyer who allows his emotions to get the best of him. He blurts out things in courtroom settings that are analogous to a person with Tourette syndrome.
It’s so bad that he allegedly has been forbidden from participating in any actual trials. Since this was only a “hearing” and not a trial, Lt. Col. Yong Lee was allowed represent the United States Marine Corps and spout off his ignorance during the Wilson hearing.
Sadly, Major General Shit-for-Brains Kevin Iiams did nothing to reign him in. Failing to do so meant that Shit-for-Brains gave his imprimatur and fully approved of Lt. Col. Lee’s statements.
The maxim “innocent until proven guilty” entered American law: through a Supreme Court decision of 1894, Coffin vs. U.S. A lower court had refused to instruct the jury that, “The law presumes that persons charged with crime are innocent until they are proven by competent evidence to be guilty.”
The Supreme Court saw its task as determining whether the lower court had violated the defendants’ rights by not instructing the jury on presumption of innocence and whether reasonable doubt was essentially the same as presumption of innocence.
The presumption of innocence is the legal principle that one is considered innocent unless proven guilty. It was traditionally expressed by the Latin maxim: ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat (“the burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies”).
The presumption of innocence is a legal right of the accused in a criminal trial, and it is an international human right under the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 11. Under the presumption of innocence, the legal burden of proof is thus on the prosecution, which must present compelling evidence to the trier of fact (a judge or a jury).
The prosecution must prove that the accused is guilty beyond reasonable doubt. If reasonable doubt remains, the accused must be acquitted. But, that did not happen in Colonel Wilson’s case. He was convicted on rumor, innuendo, false statements and dubious testimony, then sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison.
Under the Justinian Codes and English common law, in criminal proceedings the accused is presumed innocent unless the prosecution presents a high level of evidence as described above. That certainly did not happen for Colonel Wilson and the Criminal Court of Appeals declared it so in their 57-page decision.
“Presumption of innocence” serves to emphasize that the prosecution has the obligation to prove each element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt (or some other level of proof depending on the criminal justice system) and that the accused bears no burden of proof.
This is often expressed in the phrase “innocent until proven guilty”, coined by the British barrister Sir William Garrow (1760–1840) during a 1791 trial at the Old Bailey Court House. Garrow insisted that accusers be robustly tested in court.
An objective observer in the position of the juror must reasonably conclude that the defendant almost certainly committed the crime. In 1935, in its judgment of Woolmington v Director of Public Prosecutions, the English Court of Appeal would later describe Garrow’s articulation as being the ‘golden thread’ connecting both the criminal burden of proof and the presumption of innocence within the web of English criminal law.
The presumption of innocence was originally expressed by the French cardinal and canonical jurist Jean Lemoine in the phrase “item quilbet presumitur innocens nisi probetur nocens (a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty)”, based on the legal inference that most people are not criminals.
Since much of English law was adopted by American law, it’s important to also examine what the English thought of the presumption of innocence.
English jurist William Blackstone in his “Commentaries on the Laws of England,” published in the 1760s, said that: “It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.”
Colonel Daniel H. Wilson should have been returned to the presumption of innocence when the NMCCA tossed out his conviction. Sadly, that did not happen. Lt. Col. Yong J. Lee, acting as a spokes person for the Marine Corps, made it abundantly clear that…
THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THE BEDROCK PRINCIPLE THAT PEOPLE ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.
WORLDWIDE APPEAL TO ALL MARINES
We believe the Marines convicted an innocent man and conjured up more charges by converting pranks into felony convictions. We wonder, how many Marine generals have perpetrated pranks far worse than anything Colonel Wilson has been accused of.
We put out a WORLDWIDE APPEAL TO ALL MARINES, past and present, who have personal knowledge of any current Marine general officer who perpetrated a prank. Maybe you witnessed something far worse than just a harmless prank, and never said anything to anyone. Now is the time to let us know. One of your fellow Marines is in the fight of his life.
We guarantee your anonymity. No one knows better than we do how vindictive the military can be and we issue our guarantee that your identity will be protected. All we ask for, is just facts, no embellishments. Tell us what prank or violation you witnessed by someone who was or is a general officer in the Marine Corps.
We especially, want to know anything that anyone knows about Major General Kevin “Shit-for-Brains” Iiams. What kind of pilot is he? What kind of officer is he? What kind of neighbor is he? Anything about this guy you feel we should know…. send it on in.
And, if people have information they feel we should know about JAG Lawyer, Lt. Col. Yong J. Lee, please feel free to pass it along as well. We are just betting there are stories that need to be told about Mr. Lee as well.
SHIT-FOR-BRAINS KEVIN M. IIAMS
INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF SHAME
Did Shit-for-Brains Kevin M. Iiams come up with the decision all by himself, or was he given marching orders to keep Colonel Wilson in prison regardless of what was to be said at the hearing?
It’s possible the Commandant of the Marine Corps called Shit-for-Brains on his cell phone and told him to make sure Wilson remained in prison? This would give the Marine Corps more time to break him down until he finally capitulates. And, maybe they even told Shit-for-Brains the excuse he should give for his decision. You remember, that bullshit about Wilson being a flight risk.
But, whether Shit-for-Brains decided Wilson’s fate under his own volition, or whether he was just a mouthpiece for the Marine Corps; it doesn’t matter. Kevin “Shit-for-Brains” Iiams is ultimately responsible for the decision he made and should be thoroughly ashamed.
Because Shit-for-Brains failed to embrace the basic tenant of American law that everyone is entitled the presumption of innocence until proven guilty by a court of law, he has been formally inducted into MilitaryCorruption.com’s Hall of Shame.
A Hearty Congratulations to Major General Kevin “Shit-for-Fucking-Brains” Iiams. You deserve it more than most.
USAA GOT IN LINE
TO KICK COLONEL WILSON’S FAMILY
WHILE THEY WERE DOWN
After thirty-eight (38) years of never being late with a payment, and only days after he was thrown in prison for something he didn’t do, USAA Insurance Company sent Colonel Wilson a letter saying they wanted nothing to do with people of his ilk.
In other words, we don’t insure child molesters like you. Therefore we are unilaterally cancelling ALL of your insurance coverage, effective immediately. Go somewhere else to buy your insurance, you fucking child molester.
Now that the Navy-Marine Criminal Courts of Appeals (NMCCA) has overturned the flawed decision of the court with prejudice, we wonder if USAA has the courage to do the right thing by admitting they were completely wrong to strip Colonel Wilson’s family of ALL insurance coverage.
Until USAA admits their egregious error, we encourage members of the military to cancel their insurance policy with USAA and sign up with a better company. There are many insurers out there that are much better than USAA.
While we are not getting paid for this endorsement, but we found that Costco/Ameriprise is a great alternative to USAA, or even the Automobile Club of America. Call them to get a free quote.
Until USAA sends Colonel Wilson a letter saying something like the following, we recommend all members of the military consider switching their auto insurance in protest for what they have done to a fine and descent man…
“Dear Colonel Wilson, we were terribly wrong to treat you the way we did, especially since you insured your home, motorcycle, cars, life insurance, did your banking, your investments with USAA. You entrusted your entire life with us, and we let you down when you needed us most.
We sincerely beg your forgiveness and promise to make thing right if you will honor us by returning to be our customer. To demonstrate the sincerity of our remorse, USAA offers to pay your insurance on everything you own for the same amount of time you have been incarcerated.
Additionally, we will publish a mea culpa in our next newsletter to all USAA members, saying that we wronged you in the worst way, and we vow to never do it again to anyone, especially a 38-year trusted member of USAA like yourself.” Please find it in your heart to forgive us Colonel.
Most Sincerely and Respectfully,
Joe Schmuckatelly, CEO, USAA.
Colonel Wilson sits in a prison cell waiting for his next sentencing trial.
The military’s “Table of Maximum Punishments” allows the military to sentence Colonel Wilson for an additional 5 years on the remaining convictions;
- being allegedly UA for two days,
- allegedly sending a prank email and
- allegedly pressuring a subordinate to provide a picture of his wife.
In this particular case, the Marine JAG officers have never failed to amaze us with their callous disregard for the law.
Keeping Colonel Wilson behind bars gives the Marines time to wage a sort of psychological warfare against Colonel Wilson and his wife. The ultimate goal is to break him. If they can break his number one supporter, his wife Susan, that would, no doubt, be considered a bonus by the Marine Corps.
So far, neither Dan or Susan has been broken. They have been terribly hurt, but not broken. We pray they remain as strong as steel, and continue to weather this storm of stupidity.
We will continue to watch and wait as the saga of Marine Corps judicial misconduct continues along it’s ugly path.