Controversial Decision In Army Sex Case

A former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan was ordered Thursday to pay thousands of dollars, but avoided prison time, in a case that put a spotlight on the military’s handling of sexual misconduct among troops.

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair was told he’d get a reprimand, and he must forfeit $20,000 and pay restitution of $4,157 related to travel fraud charges, his lawyer, Richard Scheff, said.

THELAW.TV spoke with West Palm Beach, Florida criminal defense lawyer Scott Holtz about the decision.