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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on June 5th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Former Brigade Commander, Colonel James Johnson Faces Bigamy & Fraud Charges

Here is an update on the former 173rd Brigade commander who was relieved for an inappropriate relationship:

The brigade commander seemed born to one day wear stars on his shoulder boards. The son of a distinguished Army general, his own career — including war-zone command of the esteemed 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team — had soared impressively toward flag rank.

Now it’s all in tatters. Fired from command, his next battle will come at court-martial June 11, when he will fight charges that he defrauded the Army out of tens of thousands of dollars to “frolic” with an Iraqi mistress, whom he allegedly made his wife even though he already was married.

If charges prove true, Col. James H. Johnson III is a cheat and a bigamist.

In all he is charged with six counts of violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and 27 specifications. Among them: forgery, fraud, lying and bigamy.

The woman who was his sweetheart while he was a cadet at West Point — and then his wife and mother to his two children — said she was sure her husband was unfaithful but had no clue he had wed his alleged mistress.

Kristina Johnson, 47, said she was shocked to learn about the second marriage, finding out only after being denied Tricare health coverage. She said it was then that she discovered a divorce certificate she suspects was doctored in the process of transferring benefits to the Iraqi woman. She said Army investigators informed her that her husband had married again.  [Army Times]

You can read the rest at the link, but besides the adultery and bigamy the amount of fraud charges is just unbelievable.  It just makes you wonder how in the world did COL Johnson think he could get away with this?   As I mentioned in my last posting about this issue, I just find it amazing that a senior officer would put himself in such a position while commanding Soldiers.  It is just makes you wonder how much UCMJ punishment he has issued to Soldiers when he was doing something probably worse than what most of the Soldiers he punished were doing?

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  • tom langley
    6:05 pm on June 5th, 2012 1

    There is a medical condition called Pu$$y Induced Brain Block (PIBB) which is the condition where a man’s judgement is totally fouled up by the actual or potential access to sex. GI Korea hit it right on the head when he asked how this genius thought that he could get away with this. His career is FUKushimaED. There is an old saying in the military, “Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.”

  • vwbug
    7:12 pm on June 5th, 2012 2

    Taste of real life issues nothing to be alarm about just a human doing what nature intended him to do is tag as many female as he can. Say the least. There are numerous whack General out there that can’t lead a boy scout troupe alone leading a Army. Remember Will Westmorland, may the Earth God never let his soul rest. Just because you got Stars on your shoulder is not a confirmation that you are entitled to wear them. Your real confirmation will be when you unpin those stars for the last time.. No man is above the third leg law when it point the way; there you go completely out of your mind. Any way the good part about a situation like this is having a mistress or girl friend, is a god send. Nothing is more enjoyable than to have a second woman that can keep her mouth shout. Mistress’s and girl friends are good for man well being they just bring a different spark in a man life. and fun to be around. A wife’s is someone who you take to church, wedding, funerals,babies showers and other family gathering. But girl friends you take to her to orgies, parties and far off vacation’s. LIFE IS GOOD.

  • Dreamboat Annie
    7:49 pm on June 5th, 2012 3

    2- You are either the most interesting man in the world or a guy who has watched far too much porn. LOL

  • Glans
    9:36 pm on June 5th, 2012 4

    What to do? Start a religion that condemns adultery? That’s been tried, didn’t work. Make adultery illegal? No, that didn’t work either. I know! The army could provide comfort women! Er, no, maybe not, that’s been tried, and it’s even worse. I dunno. We just gotta count on people to behave themselves.

  • Lazy_Contractor
    10:05 pm on June 5th, 2012 5


    …. OR – we can stop criminalizing sex and just let boys and girls *BE* boys an girls. His unfaithfulness is none of our business. Who are we to condemn people who stray? I’m just sayin…

  • Leon LaPorte
    11:49 pm on June 5th, 2012 6

    You can’t legislate morality.

  • guitard
    1:43 am on June 6th, 2012 7

    Dreamboat Annie wrote:

    2- You are either the most interesting man in the world or a guy who has watched far too much porn. LOL

    He’s the guy in the Dos Equis beer commercial.

  • tbonetylr
    2:46 am on June 6th, 2012 8

    # 4,
    “Make adultery illegal? No, that didn’t work either.”

    In Korea, the experiment isn’t over. Wait to count thy chickenheads.

  • Glans
    3:11 am on June 6th, 2012 9

    tbonetylr 8, I count one ChickenHead. I now profess my faith: I am a Gallicapitalist.

  • oldnorthstate
    8:20 am on June 8th, 2012 10

    Daddy was a General in Utah, helped old Mittens with the olympics
    back in 2002 – might be that this guy is a Mormon :roll:

  • Sonagi
    10:41 am on June 8th, 2012 11

    “Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.”

    Or tower of p*ssy, YEAH! Makes me wanna put on a 90s Madonna CD and dance around while grabbing my cr*tch. A related condition of DIBB seems to be on the rise among moms and teachers. Can’t figure out why a Bengals cheerleader would risk unemployment and incarceration for underage p**n when she must have had plenty of opportunities properly aged meat.

    Adultery isn’t what got Commander Horndog. It was bigamy and embezzlement. Feel sorry for the wife, who stands to lose her share of her husband’s retirement benefits because of his fraud.

  • JoeC
    5:31 pm on June 14th, 2012 12

    Well, it’s been decided. The colonel’s punishment, as determined by a board of other colonels, will be a fine and a reprimand. No jail time and he will be allowed to receive retirement.

    I think that during the sentencing phase of these senior commanders a report of what types of punishments they’ve given to their subordinates during their careers should be read.


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