August court-martial for Bergdahl on desertion, other charge

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 7, 2016 at 1:11 p.m.



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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Officials at Fort Bragg have scheduled two weeks in August for the court-martial of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

The Fayetteville Observer reports (http://bit.ly/22NxulB) that the court-martial is scheduled to begin Aug. 8 and last through Aug. 19.

Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban for five years after he walked off a base in Afghanistan, was arraigned during a short hearing last month on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. If convicted of desertion, he could get up to five years in prison.

A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Tuesday before Army Judge Col. Jeffery R. Nance, who will preside over future hearings, including the court-martial.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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