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2nd Day Of Sentencing In US Army General Sex Case

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An Army general awaiting sentencing for inappropriate relationships with three subordinates was praised Tuesday by defense witnesses as a smart, inspirational leader who cared for his soldiers. An Army general awaiting sentencing for inappropriate relationships with three subordinates was praised Tuesday by defense witnesses as a smart, inspirational leader who cared for his soldiers.

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - An Army general awaiting sentencing for inappropriate relationships with three subordinates was praised Tuesday by defense witnesses as a smart, inspirational leader who cared for his soldiers.

But prosecutors had one more reminder that Brig Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair didn't have all his soldiers' best interests in mind. A witness they called testified about a bawdy skit at a 2010 Army party that included soldiers mocking then-rampant rumors that the general was having an affair with a female captain under his command.

Sinclair could learn his fate Wednesday as his sentencing hearing wraps up, though it's unclear if the judge will rule immediately. Sinclair faces a maximum of 21 and a half years in prison and dismissal from the Army, but will likely face far less or may not be sent behind bars at all.

The general admitted he mistreated the captain and had improper relationships with two other women. He also pleaded guilty to adultery - which is a crime in the military - as well as using his government-issued credit card to pay for improper trips to see his mistress and other conduct unbecoming an officer.

Sexual assault charges against the 51-year-old general were dropped as part of a plea deal.

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