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Navy’s top lawyer accused of illegally targeting SEAL commandos | The San Diego Union-Tribune
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Navy’s top lawyer accused of illegally targeting SEAL commandos | The San Diego Union-Tribune

The Navy’s top lawyer stands accused of unlawfully meddling in criminal cases targeting America’s elite commandos, and that includes being grilled by attorneys seeking to overturn the rape conviction of a Coronado-based Navy SEAL who had been deemed not guilty by his admiral and other officers.

Legal experts consulted by The San Diego Union-Tribune agreed that the allegations swirling around Vice Adm. James Crawford III, the Navy’s judge advocate general, are highly irregular. As prime evidence, they pointed to his being deposed this week in Washington, D.C., in the SEAL rape case. Crawford was unable to recall key details about the case, which he’s accused of illegally influencing, according to one of the lawyers who questioned him.

Source: Navy’s top lawyer accused of illegally targeting SEAL commandos | The San Diego Union-Tribune