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Sex Scandal General Demoted Two Ranks

Former Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair may have been spared prison time, but the U.S. army isn't letting him off the hook. The man who was accused of forcing a female captain to perform oral sex on him has been demoted two ranks. During his court-martial, Sinclair pleaded guilty to adultery and conducting inappropriate relationships. He ultimately got away with a fine of $20,000 when he could have received jail time. Under this demotion, he will be forced to retire as a lieutenant colonel, which will slash his retirement pay. It is the first time in a decade a retired general officer has been reduced two ranks, marking it as a major dishonor.