Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair avoided jail time, but was fined $20,000 in a court martial sexual assault case last week.
His original charges included sexual assault, but those were dropped when he pleaded guilty to other charges. He had a three-year affair with a captain and two other relationships with subordinates.
Sinclair is believed to be the highest-ranking military officer to face a court martial over sexual assault, and critics are calling his sentence a "slap on the wrist." Meanwhile, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's bill to remove the decision to prosecute such charges from the military's chain of command was blocked by a Senate filibuster earlier this month.
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