Charges Dismissed. NO Federal Conviction.
August 7, 2013, Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia. U.S. v. E-4. Sailor is accused of malingering under Article 115 and intentionally injuring himself to avoid deployment. Sailor strongly denied the allegations from the very beginning the accusations began. Navy prosecutors initiate Captain's Mast against the Sailor and he immediately retains Mr. Gapasin. Sailor turns down mast and opts for court-martial. Government then initiates a summary court-martial. Sailor turns down summary court-martial and opts for trial by Special Court-Martial. Government responds by dismissing charges without prejudice. RESULT: Charges Dismissed. NO Federal Conviction.