Case Results

Navy Lieutenant wins his case at Board of Inquiry on charges of larceny

 A Navy Lieutenant was accused by Navy exchange security personnel of stealing items from an Exchange (military department store).  Since he was attached to a ship, the Navy Lieutenant was not given the option of fighting these charges at a court-martial, and instead the Captain of his ship took him to Mast (nonjudicial punishment) and found him guilty of larceny.  This meant the matter would then go to a Board of Inquiry, for consideration of separating the Lieutenant from the Naval Service with an other than honorable discharge. Team McLain did thorough case preparation, and from the defense work at the Board of Inquiry show cause hearing, the three members of the Board found no misconduct and retained the Lieutenant in the Navy.