A Reserve Marine master sergeant at Camp Pendleton was sentenced to a reduction in rank and 60 days confinement after a court martial found him guilty of removing classified documents from files and possessing an unauthorized machine gun.
The members acquitted Master Sgt. Reinaldo Pagan of other specifications involving the alleged mishandling of intelligence files about possible terrorist activities in Southern California.
Pagan, a police officer in the Northern California city of Hayward, is the latest Marine to stand trial in a case involving the alleged leaking of files to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
An airman accused of assaulting his wife received six months confinement and a bad conduct discharge at a court-martial at Vandenberg Air Force Base.