A court-martial begins Monday for a 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) officer who faces six counts of assault and two counts of violating a catch-all provision of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
Meanwhile, Maj. Jason Sartori also is involved in a federal civil dispute he filed against his ex-wife over emails she found on his computer. According to a March 2018 filing in U.S. District Court in Pensacola, the emails apparently showed Sartori was engaged in marital infidelities. The filing indicates the emails were shown to an Army investigator, and “may have … affected his (Sartori’s) career with the Army … .”
A December filing specifically references the court-martial. The filing, seeking an extension of court deadlines, notes Sartori is “party to a General Court Martial projected for trial in late January 2019.” The document notes both Sartori and his ex-wife “believe there is likely evidence resulting in that trial for possible use in (the civil lawsuit.)”
Sartori also is involved in a federal lawsuit he filed against the Army alleging an improper response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Sartori made the request after the Army initiated an internal investigation.