Recent Accomplishments

Obtained removal of former soldier’s negative CID and Army data, allowing him to obtain a security clearance

Mr. Cassara represented a former soldier who had previously been court-martialed and sentenced to confinement. The soldier’s conviction was reversed by the Army Court of Criminal Appeals. However, the Army and CID continued to maintain derogatory information on the soldier in their database. The soldier unsuccessfully sought to have this information removed. After the soldier …

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Obtained withdrawal of charge against Navy ensign charged with sexual harrassment

Mr. Cassara represented a Navy ensign accused of multiple acts of sexual harassment and conduct unbecoming an officer. The Article 32 (b) hearing officer recommended dismissal and the charges were later withdrawn. The member then went to Non Judicial Punishment ((NJP) where he was found not guilty of the majority of the charges against him.

Obtained retention of Army Major convicted of BAH fraud

Mr. Cassara represented an Army Major who was charged with larceny of government funds through illegal receipt of Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH.) After a sentencing case that included more than 10 witnesses the Military Judge did not dismiss the officer, in spite of the prosecution’s request that he do so. This will allow the …

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Obtained dismissal of all charges day before court-martial

Mr. Cassara represented an Army Staff Sergeant charged with larceny of government property. Through the tireless efforts of Mr. Cassara and the Trial Defense Service attorney, the defense was able to cast sufficient doubt on the charges to have the convening authority dismiss all charges the day before trial was to begin. This will allow …

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Obtained set aside of conviction of child sexual abuse for USAF E-7

Obtained set aside of conviction of child sexual abuse for USAF E-7. Service member convicted of sexually abusing his daughter. Conviction affirmed by Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals. Mr. Cassara succeeded in getting that decision set aside. Decision allows service member to again appeal his conviction and to seek a new trial. United States …

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Obtained reversal of all charges for Army Specialist convicted of child molestation and sentenced to 25 years

Mr. Cassara secured a reversal of all court-martial charges for an Army Specialist serving 25 years confinement at Fort Leavenworth. The Specialist was convicted by a Military Judge, sitting alone, at Fort Eustis, VA. After the Army Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the conviction, Mr. Cassara petitioned the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces …

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Obtained reversal charge and disapproval of sentence for sailor convicted at court-martial of drug charges

Obtained reversal of most serious charge and disapproval of sentence for sailor convicted at court-martial of serious drug charges and sentenced to confinement, loss of pay and loss of rank. As a result the sailor is eligible for reenlistment and will obtain back pay and entitlements that were taken from him.

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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