Army general sex case adjourned until Thursday

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, left,  leaves the Fort Bragg courthouse, Monday, March 17, 2014 with his defense attorney Richard Scheff.  Sinclair, who admitted to improper relationships with three subordinates appeared to choke up as he told a judge that he'd failed the female captain who had leveled the most serious accusations against him. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Johnny Horne)
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, left, leaves the Fort Bragg courthouse, Monday, March 17, 2014 with his defense attorney Richard Scheff. Sinclair, who admitted to improper relationships with three subordinates appeared to choke up as he told a judge that he'd failed the female captain who had leveled the most serious accusations against him. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Johnny Horne)

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An Army general’s sentencing for inappropriate relationships with subordinates has been pushed back by at least one more day.

A military judge adjourned the sentencing hearing for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair until Thursday morning. Prosecutors and defense attorneys had delivered closing arguments Wednesday afternoon.

Prosecutors have asked the judge to dismiss Sinclair from the Army, which would likely wipe out his benefits. Sinclair has pleaded guilty to several charges including adultery — which is a crime in the military.

He had been accused of sexual assault, but those charges were dropped as part of the plea deal.

 

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