Do you remember Marine Captain Zander? A distinguished graduate of the Naval Justice School, and having participated in reviewing about 200 of his ROT’s a pretty good trial lawyer viewed against his contemporaries. I posted about his activities in 2009, “I’ve been Zandered! Who remembers that name?” Well he’s back – in court.
Deseret News reports.
A BYU law school graduate who passed himself off as a decorated war veteran and licensed military attorney faces more than two dozen federal charges, including allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the Paiute Indian Tribe.
Jeffrey Charles Zander, 55, of Cedar City, is charged in an indictment with 26 counts of theft from a program receiving federal funds, money laundering, and failure to file tax returns. He was arrested in Nebraska last week following an FBI and IRS investigation.
He is accused of depositing at least $176,000 into his personal bank account.
Here is a piece from thejournal of Humboldt County, CA.
As to Zander’s court-martial, see United States v. Zander, 46 M.J. 558 (N-M.C. Ct. Crim. App. 1997), pet. denied 48 M.J. 18 (C.A.A.F. 1997).
A military judge, sitting as a general court-martial, tried the appellant on various dates in July, August, and September 1994. The court convicted him, pursuant to his pleas, of two specifications of making a false official statement, twenty specifications of conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman, and two specifications of wearing unauthorized awards in violation of Articles 107, 133, and 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, 10 U.S.C. §§ 907, 933, and 934 (1994) [hereinafter UCMJ], respectively. The court sentenced him to confinement for 7 years, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and a dismissal. On 28 April 1995 the convening authority approved the sentence. However, pursuant to the terms of the pretrial agreement, the convening authority suspended confinement in excess of 120 days and forfeitures in excess of $ 750.00 pay per month for 4 months for a period of 12 months from the date of trial.