Army Civilian Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Involving Fort Drum Contracts

Sign at the entrance to Fort Drum in the state of New York

FORT DRUM — A Dexter woman who worked as a civilian contracting officer for the U.S. Army at Fort Drum pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge that she accepted gratuities from her contractor boyfriend in exchange for taking official action on government contracts that benefited him. Cindy McAleese, 57, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Syracuse, to conspiracy to commit an offense […]

Soldier Accused in Fatal Washington Festival Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

Members of the 62nd Civil Engineer Squadron after installing the new Joint Base Lewis-McChord sign

SEATTLE — A 26-year-old member of the U.S. military accused of fatally shooting two women and wounding three other people at a music festival at Washington state’s Gorge Amphitheatre has entered not guilty pleas to multiple charges. The Seattle Times reports James M. Kelly pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two counts of first-degree murder, two counts […]

US Soldier Pleads Guilty to Helping ISIS Plan Ambush on American Troops Abroad and Target NYC

Gavel and American flag with scales of justice.

U.S. Army Private Cole Bridges attempted to help ISIS murder U.S. soldiers abroad — and offered advice on attacking New York City. “Cole Bridges attempted to orchestrate a murderous ambush on his fellow soldiers in service of ISIS and its violent ideology,” U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement Wednesday. “Bridges’ traitorous conduct was a betrayal of his comrades and his country.” The 22-year-old former soldier from Ohio pleaded guilty Wednesday […]

Soldier Who Sought Ethnic Cleansing in the US Pleads Guilty on Firearms Charges

Sign for Fort Bragg, N.C.

A Fort Bragg, North Carolina, soldier who plotted to commit mass murder against racial minorities pleaded guilty to weapons charges Wednesday and faces up to a decade in prison, according to the Department of Justice. Noah Anthony, 23, had a goal to “physically remove as many of [black and brown people] from Hoke, Cumberland, Robeson […]