Obtained removal of GOMOR for Army officer accused of misconduct during deployment

Mr. Cassara represented an Army Special Forces officer who received a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR) for allegedly allowing his troops to consume alcohol during a deployment, in violate of General Officer Order 1.  Mr. Cassara petitioned the Department of the Army Suitability Evaluation Board and proved that the consumption of alcohol during this …

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Removal of Article 15 from Air Force Officer's promotion packet

Mr. Cassara represented an Air Force Captain who received an Article 15 for alleged relationship with an enlisted female.  The captain was coming up for promotion to major and knew he would not be promoted with the Article 15 in his packet.  Mr. Cassara petitioned the Air Force and succeeded in convincing them to remove …

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Obtained upgrade from Bad Conduct Discharge to General for former Army NCO

Mr. Cassara represented a former Army NCO who had been convicted at court-martial of drunk driving while in Japan, after he had received two Article 15’s for the drunk driving. The NCO received a bad conduct discharge at court-martial.  Mr. Cassara petitioned the Army Discharge Review Board and, after a personal appearance in Washington, D.C., …

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IO recommended dropping serious charges against Staff Sergeant David Bram

5th Stryker Brigade news By Dwight Sullivan Tacoma, Washington’s News Tribune reports here that the IO recommended dropping serious charges against Staff Sergeant David Bram in one of the 5th Stryker Brigade cases. (Friend o’ CAAFlog Bill Cassara is Staff Sergeant Bram’s defense counsel.) The IO’s report blamed the command for failing to properly train …

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Officer faults command for “kill team” crimes, recommends dropping charges against sergeant

by Adam Ashton / The News Tribune An Army investigator today recommended that prosecutors drop serious misconduct charges against a Stryker sergeant who allegedly joined discussions about plans to murder Afghan civilians during a deployment last year. Maj. John Tincher found “no reasonable grounds” to believe that Staff Sgt. David Bram plotted to kill Afghans …

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Photos with dead Afghans stirred pride, soldier testifies

Adam Ashton | Tacoma News Tribune Some of the first images in a set of notorious photographs showing soldiers posing with dead Afghans were taken with a sense pride that the Army was fighting and killing its enemy, a Stryker officer testified Thursday. Capt. Roman Ligsay told an Army investigator at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that …

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Secured dismissal of all charges for Marine officer suspected of giving order to murder Iraqi detainees

Mr. Cassara represented a Marine officer who was suspected of giving an order to murder Iraqi detainees. The client was read his rights by NCIS for murder and investigated by both CID and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He knew he needed an experienced court martial attorney and contacted Mr. Cassara.After Mr. Cassara became involved he …

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Obtained resolution of no charges against Army NCO suspected in taking part in the murder of three Iraqi detainees

Mr. Cassara represented an Army NCO who was suspected of taking part in the murder of three Iraqi detainees. The NCO knew he needed an experienced court martial attorney. When the NCO first contacted Mr. Cassara he was facing multiple murder charges. After Mr. Cassara became involved he was able to resolve the case in …

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Obtained removal of bar letter for Army contract employee in Afghanistan

Mr. Cassara represented an Army contract employee (and retired NCO) in Afghanistan who faced a bar from the installation over an alleged assault.  The command proposed to bar him from post, which would have meant a return home and the loss of his job.  These are very difficult cases to win because the standard for …

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No charges against Army 0-6 suspected of BAH fraud

Mr. Cassara represented an Army O-6 who was suspected of BAH fraud of a significant amount of money.  When the officer was first suspected the command was looking at a General Court-Martial.  After months of negotiating, Mr. Cassara successfully negotiated a resolution that allowed the officer to retire at his current grade and not face …

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