Bawdy 2010 skit discussed in Army general sex case


Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair shakes hands with his defense attorney Ellen C. Brotman outside the Fort Bragg, N.C., courthouse, Monday, March 17, 2014. 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) | Zoom
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- An Army general awaiting sentencing for inappropriate relationships with three subordinates was praised Tuesday by more than a dozen defense witnesses as a smart, inspirational leader who deeply cared for his soldiers.

But prosecutors had one more reminder that Brig Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair didn't have all his soldiers' best interests in mind. A witness they called testified about a bawdy skit at a 2010 Army party that included dressed-up soldiers mocking the rampant rumors that the general was having an affair with a captain under his command.

Sinclair could learn his fate Wednesday as his sentencing hearing wraps up, though it's not clear if the judge will rule immediately. Sinclair faces a maximum of 21

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