General in sex case: Guilty plea on lesser counts

Yahoo! News-Retired Maj. Gen. Walt Huffman, a Texas Tech University law professor who previously served as the Army's top lawyer, said Sinclair could be busted back two ranks to lieutenant colonel because the affair at the heart of the case began before his most recent promotion.

An Army general who admitted to inappropriate relationships with three soldiers who had served under his command pleaded guilty Monday to a host of lesser charges as prosecutors dropped the most serious — sexual assault counts — as part of a deal.

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Retired Maj. Gen. Walt Huffman, a Texas Tech University law professor who previously served as the Army's top lawyer, said Sinclair could be busted back two ranks to lieutenant colonel because the affair at the heart of the case began before his most recent promotion.

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