Article 2/MEJA Scorecard

The prosecution of civilians at court-martial has been an interesting development since the Article 2(a)(10), UCMJ, changes.  For a little background see the earlier musings on this topic.

There has been only one private contractor ever indicted by the Department under MEJA for any sort of physically abusive or violent crime – Aaron Langston of Snowflake, Arizona, charged with assaulting a fellow contractor in Iraq with a knife. See United States v. Aaron Bridges Langston, CR-07-210-PHX (U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Ariz., Indictment, Feb. 27, 2007).

 Reported in, US military court-martialing civilian contractor Ali while DOJ slumbers, 19 May 2008.

Relying heavily on the information provided by CAAFLog over the weeks, here is what the scorecard appears to be.

Name

Cit’ship

Location

Trial status

Case status

MEJA status

SecDef status

Ali

Canada/

Iraq

Released

Convicted and sentenced.

Trying to figure out appeal rights

Denied.

Approved

Breda.

 U.S.

Home in CONUS

None.

Released from PTC.

Denied.

Denied

Adolph.

U.S.

PTC Kuwait

Pending.  Pending pickup NLT 1 March by U.S.
Marshalls Service.

Indicted in the U.S. District Ct. for
the Western District of Oklahoma.

U.S.A has asserted MEJA juridiction.

Denied

Price

U.S.

Released and back in CONUS.

 

 

Denied.

Denied.

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3 responses to “Article 2/MEJA Scorecard”

  1. Elad Mills says:

    Adolph prosecutor same guy that was involved with Guantanamo/Military Commission cases (Google search) – coincidence?

  2. No Man says:

    Nice chart Phil, very helpful, thanks for the shout out.

  3. No Man says:

    One change, I would list Ali as MEJA status = Denied. According to the SecDef Memo DOJ must decline to prosecute before the miltiary can take the case to UCMJ proceedings.

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