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RobotChicken
09-29-2013, 06:09 PM
:spy "Top of list of no-no's, WAIT!! Then using fake chips? Double no-no! Who elected him Vice-Admiral? And then tried to 'nuke' a casino?? (A Global Farce for Good!) These rats don't abandon a sinking ship, they eat it down to the waterline! (WOWT News-6 Iowa)"

Gonzo432
09-29-2013, 06:53 PM
Looks like a Class D Felony in Iowa.

99F.15 PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES -- PENALTIES.
4. A person commits a class "D" felony and, in addition, shall be
barred for life from excursion gambling boats and gambling structures
under the jurisdiction of the commission, if the person does any of
the following:
k. Uses counterfeit chips or tokens in a gambling game.

http://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/Cool-ICE/default.asp?category=billinfo&service=IowaCode&ga=83&input=99F.15

Gonzo432
09-29-2013, 08:24 PM
I bet somehow they lift an enlisted guys finger print
Off the Admirals fake chip.
Graphics shop at STRATCOM got a 3-D printer? You know it's an E who operates it. When I Googled counterfeit chips looking for the Iowa law on the subject I noticed several articles about RFID in chips dating back to 2005. If it's $10 or $20 chips he might have thought he could fly under the Radar (or Sonar in this case).

Chief Bosun
09-30-2013, 01:10 PM
For once we get some information regarding misconduct that doesn't involve a sexual indiscretion, brutality towards junior personnel, or the mis-use of alcohol.

Not sure if I should be happy for the change, or if I should be concerned that now we'll start a round of stand-downs with half-baked training on gambling.

Gonzo432
10-02-2013, 01:43 AM
update: No. 2 nuke commander won't face charges in Iowa

Military Times http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131001/NEWS/310010011/No-2-nuke-commander-won-t-face-charges-Iowa

This story brings out my cynicism in bold.
Matt Wilbur, the top prosecutor in Iowa’s Pottawattamie County (the ONLY prosecutor in Pottawattamie County, he's also the water meter reader and the chief of animal control) said Giardina’s lack of a criminal record coupled with his distinguished service to the country makes it very likely he would avoid serious punishment in a state court. But the Defense Department can take action against him under the military code of conduct.

“They assured us they would have the ability to deal with him,” Wilbur said. (STRATCOM threatened to declare the casino off-limits if they prosecuted)

Naval Criminal Investigative Service spokesman Ed Buice said a federal investigation is underway but that the agency won’t comment on ongoing investigations (hopefully this will go away soon after Admiral Diamond Jim the Riverboat Gambler becomes the "special assistant to the assistant deputy vice whatever".)

Class5Kayaker
10-03-2013, 09:54 PM
This is pretty common actually. Every time a military person is charged of base with a crime, the DoD requests jurisdiction. Often times for things like first-time DUI or a case like this where the military will hammer the member harder than the civilian courts would, the civilians turn jurisdiction over to the military.

Gonzo432
10-04-2013, 02:30 AM
This is pretty common actually. Every time a military person is charged of base with a crime, the DoD requests jurisdiction. Often times for things like first-time DUI or a case like this where the military will hammer the member harder than the civilian courts would, the civilians turn jurisdiction over to the military.

I don't know, my money is on this won't be treated like a felony.

BURAWSKI
10-09-2013, 10:39 PM
This surely will be one of his future conversations

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsrU2dMBVUQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

His career is over. I understand he has been relieved of command and transferred to the Navy CNO Staff with a drop from 3 to 2-stars. I don't think he'll be given much else since someone on his level rarely gets what an enlisted would, i.e, a much harsher punishment. He will probably be just allowed to retire at his 2-star rank to save the Navy any further embarassment.

Gonzo432
10-10-2013, 01:39 AM
I didn't hear about a reduction in rank, as no charges were filed. I hope he manages to
live okay if he has to retire as a 2 star.

It looks like they'll give a window-dressing punishment if you're <4 stars, but as we saw with the former AFRICOM/CC, they will circle the wagons for the big boys.

Pullinteeth
10-10-2013, 01:52 PM
I didn't hear about a reduction in rank, as no charges were filed. I hope he manages to
live okay if he has to retire as a 2 star.

Here you go....relieved of command and according to the Navy GOING to lose a star....

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/09/three-star-admiral-fired-as-no-2-nuclear-commander/?intcmp=latestnews

Pullinteeth
10-10-2013, 02:33 PM
Thanks, guess they aren't waiting for charges.

I think they are going to use the loss of command as the reason for the loss of a star so they can say it isn't punishment for a crime he hasn't been convicted of...

Stalwart
10-10-2013, 03:25 PM
Promotions above O-8 (two star) are temporary based on the job an officer is assigned to. You can hold the temporary rank for 90 days between jobs, but if you go longer than that the officer reverts to O-8. Once retiring, an officer has to be recommended and confirmed to retire as an O-9 or O-10.

Technically, he wasn't reduced but reverted to his permanent rank ... bottom line: he got relieved for cause and won't keep the 3rd star.

RobotChicken
10-11-2013, 07:55 PM
:thumbsdown: "#2 man in charge of our countries nukes??? He should have been forced to walk a 'plastic' plank with large amounts of chum in the seas!!"