United States Coast Guard v. E3 (Article 121, Larceny)
US Coast Guard Station San Juan, Puerto Rico
Client was accused of fellow Coast Guardsmen necklace. The alleged victim valued the necklace at over $5,000. Charges were preferred at a Special Courts Martial. Mr. Jordan successfully negotiated the case to be resolved at a Summary Court Martial. There, the Client was found guilty, but because he had immediately given the necklace back, and because of some special circumstances, the Client received minimal punishment. The unit did not initiate an adverse administrative separation action against Client. He still serves today.
Result: Case was negotiated to be resolved at Summary Court Martial. Finding was Guilty. Sentence was extra duty for 30 days. No adverse administrative separation action was initiated against client.