A A Marine official who posted a video criticizing military leaders over US military interference from Afghanistan will plead guilty to the charge but will demand a fair release, according to one of his lawyers.
Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller is expected to appear before a Chinese court and will be charged with felony criminal mischief, including contempt of court, disregard for a contract, and demotion of duties.
His lawyer, Tim Parlatore, told the Washington Post on Tuesday that they expect any or all of the releases to be humiliating rather than disgraceful. Scheller also wants to protect prison time.
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“Our expectation is that he will receive a letter of reprimand, and no,” Parlatore said.
In addition, the lawyer said that the actual court ruling was still “in heaven.”
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In August, Scheller posted a video in uniform demanding accountability from top forces after an explosion at Kabul airport that killed 17 members of the US crew and nearly 170 Afghans.
After Scheller posted the video, he was removed from his position as head of the Advanced Infantry Training Battalion at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. His hearing will take place at Camp Lejeune. He was detained until his release earlier this month following calls from Republican lawmakers.
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