On Sept. 1, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Bragg, Sgt. Adrian E. Durazo, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to his pleas, of two specifications of wrongfully possessing a controlled substance and 11 specifications of wrongfully soliciting another to distribute a controlled substance in violation of Articles 112a and 134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 12 months, and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge. As part of an offer to plead guilty, a pretrial agreement limited confinement to 10 months.

On Sept. 6, at a special court-martial convened at Fort Bragg, Pvt. James L. Switalski, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to his plea, of one specification of absence without leave in violation of Article 86, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to forfeit $1,104.00 pay per month for five months, to be confined for five months and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.

On Sept. 15, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Bragg, a master sergeant was acquitted by a military panel composed of officer and enlisted members of one specification of disrespecting a commissioned officer, one specification of violating a general order, one specification of false official statement, one specification of rape, one specification of aggravated sexual assault, one specification of simple assault, one specification of adultery, and one specification of incest in violation of Articles 89, 92, 107, 120, 128, and 134, UCMJ.