NO DISCHARGE. Client is allowed to finish the remaining 18 months of his career and RETIRE, saving his military benefits.
July 16, 2019, U.S. v. E-6, United States Marine Corps, Iwakuni, Japan. Charges are preferred against Staff Sergeant for numerous offenses involving alleged sexual harassment and bullying of several female subordinates. Staff Sergeant is also accused of violating general orders for the manner in which he stored and transported explosives and flammable military property. He is charged under Article 92 for violatiWorsham & Gapasinful orders. Ultimately, Staff Sergeant is charged under eight (8) total specifications. He retains Mr. Gapasin to represent him. Client has only 18 months prior to retirement. His primary goal is to stay out of confinement and to simply retire after those 18 months. Gapasin represents his client aggressively, filing motions on his behalf, to include a Motion to Exclude Evidence under M.R.E. 404(b), in order to keep out aggravating evidence which includes allegations of his client engaging in inappropriate sexual conversations with multiple women at the Base Exchange and a restaurant. Gapasin goes to Iwakuni, Japan to litigate the motions. Multiple specifications are eventually deemed insufficient by the Military Judge and the Government opts to dismiss those specifications. Client enters a plea and accomplishes his goals. RESULT: NO DISCHARGE. Client is allowed to finish the remaining 18 months of his career and RETIRE, saving his military benefits.