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Thursday, August 16, 2012

You're not a hero just because you wear a uniform

William Ward, Four-Star General, Investigated Over Spending WASHINGTON — A four-star Army general who was the first head of the new U.S. Africa Command is under investigation and facing possible demotion for allegedly spending hundreds of thousands of dollars improperly on lavish travel, hotels and other items, The Associated Press has learned. Gen. William "Kip" Ward has been under investigation for about 17 months, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to make a final decision on the matter before the end of the month, according to several defense officials. The defense officials said Ward is facing numerous allegations that he spent several hundred thousand dollars allowing unauthorized people, including family members, to fly on government planes, and spent excessive amounts of money on hotel rooms, transportation and other expenses when he traveled as head of Africa Command. Officer who killed colleague loses appeal The 4th Court of Appeals issued an opinion Wednesday upholding the 2010 conviction of David Seaton, 46, who killed Officer Robert Davis and seriously injured a motorist in November 2008 while speeding to a low-priority shoplifting call at speeds of about 100 mph without his overhead lights or sirens. Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Officer-who-killed-colleague-loses-appeal-3794172.php#ixzz23l796WoE Police: Woodburn priest chased boy down street after abuse It was close to midnight Sunday when Woodburn Oregon resident James Curths saw the 12-year-old boy running down the street toward him. Curths said the child, panting and out of breath, begged for help, telling him a man was chasing him....The man who chased after the boy that night, Woodburn police say, was the Rev. Angel Armando Perez, the parish priest at St. Luke Catholic Church in Woodburn. Early Monday, the boy gave police a detailed account of the alleged sex abuse he said occurred at Perez's home, leading to Perez's arrest later Monday. Give him a fair trial then shoot him Ex-soldier held in scheme to defraud government By Anita Hassan A former U.S. soldier from Humble is accused of stealing and laundering more than $100,000 from the U.S. government during a deployment to Iraq, authorities said Thursday. Former Army officer Abuzuike O. Ukabam, 34, was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles on a nine-count federal indictment that alleges wire fraud, theft of government property, money laundering and false statements in connection with his military service. Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Ex-soldier-held-in-scheme-to-defraud-government-3794759.php#ixzz23nwzTOpP Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Ex-soldier-held-in-scheme-to-defraud-government-3794759.php#ixzz23nwWRmRB

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