Dec 16, 2010 5:52 PM by Greg Boyce

"Birther" sentenced to six months in military prison

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - An Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questioned President Barack Obama's eligibility to be commander in chief has been sentenced to six months in a military prison and will be dismissed from the Army.

A military jury sentenced Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin on Thursday after three days of court martial proceedings at Fort Meade in Maryland.  Prior to sentencing, Lakin had been found guilty of missing a flight that would have gotten him to his eventual deployment he also pleaded guilty to disobeying orders to meet with a superior and to report to Fort Campbell in Kentucky, the base he would have deployed to Afghanistan from.


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