NO Prosecution, Non-Judicial Punishment resulting in minimal punishment, NO Reduction In Rank, NO Discharge.
September 10, 2014, Camp Lemonnier, Djbouti, U.S. v. E-7. NCO becomes subject to numerous allegations of hazing, abuse of authority, unethical treatment and maltreatment while deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The Government accuses NCO of forcing his Soldiers to purchase him alcohol in violation of General Order No. 1, of using excessive force during combatives, and of general “roughhousing” and maltreatment of his Soldiers. NCO denies these allegations and retains Mr. Gapasin to represent him. Following their own investigation, Mr. Gapasin and his client discover that many of the Soldiers begin retracting their original statements made to investigators. Mr. Gapasin informs the Government representatives that the Defense intends on aggressively pursuing a full acquittal of all accusations. The Government subsequently withdraws its pursuit of a court-martial and instead proceeds with non-judicial punishment. RESULT: NO Prosecution, Non-Judicial Punishment resulting in minimal punishment, NO Reduction In Rank, NO Discharge.