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http://news.yahoo.com/gambling-nuke-...144601230.html


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Found this article buried in the news feeds today. I think the Navy had more evidence then originally stated but decided to protect him and give him a lighter punishment. He wasn't just gambling, he was stealing. Had he not been a 3 star I am sure he probably would have been awarded a court-martial. It does say something about the state of the Navy's Nuclear Power Program.
I don't understand why the NCIS had jurisdiction of this case at all. The criminal acts were committed off base. Obviously NICS requested jurisdiction and it was given. If the casinos had evidence why didn't they press for charges in criminal court? This was very obviously theft. He should have been prosecuted. It's possible though that he got a worse punishment from the military than he would have in the civilian courts. I guess that could be the reason off base courts were willing to give up jurisdiction.