Recent Courts Martial results

Shilo, Manitoba – On April 10, 2018 Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen Haire was found guilty of neglect to the prejudice of good order and discipline arising from an incident on September 21, 2017 at Canadian Forces Base Shilo, Manitoba when he failed to ensure that the chamber was empty when performing the unload drill on the C7A2 rifle, resulting in the discharge of one blank round. Military Judge Commander Sandra Sukstorf sentenced Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen Haire to a fine of $500.

Halifax, Nova Scotia – On April 9, 2018 former Ordinary Seaman Andreas Felipe Florian-Rodriguez was found guilty of disgraceful behaviour and conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline. Military Judge Lieutenant-Colonel Louis-Vincent d'Auteuil sentenced the former reservist with a severe reprimand and a fine in the amount of $2,000.

Trenton, Ontario – On March 27, 2018 Sergeant Raymond Euper was found guilty of the charge of ill-treating a person of subordinate rank. Military Judge Commander Sandra Sukstorf accepted the joint submission and awarded a sentence of reduction in rank to Corporal and a fine in the amount of $1,500 payable immediately.

Edmonton, Alberta – On March 16, 2018 Corporal Joshua Furtado was found guilty of the charge of quarrelling with a person subject to the code of service discipline, contrary to Section 86 of the National Defense Act. The sentence recommendation of a reprimand and fine of $700 was accepted by Military Judge Commander Sandra Sukstorf.

Edmonton, Alberta – On March 16, 2018 Master Corporal Roland Penner was found guilty of drunkenness, contrary to Section 97 of the National Defense Act. The joint sentence recommendation of a reprimand and a fine of $750 was accepted by Military Judge Commander Sandra Sukstorf.

Hamilton, Ontario – On March 13, 2018 Corporal Bradley Miszczak was found guilty of conduct to prejudice of good order and discipline by sharing an intimate image without consent, contrary to Section 129 of the National Defense Act. The joint sentence recommendation of reduction in rank to Private was accepted by Military Judge Lieutenant-Colonel Louis-Vincent d'Auteuil.  

Halifax, Nova Scotia – On March 12, 2018 Master Seaman Daniel Cooper was found guilty of sexual assault and ill-treatment of a subordinate, contrary to Section 130 and 95 of the National Defense Act. Military Judge Commander Sandra Sukstorf accepted a joint sentence recommendation of 22 months in jail (to be served at the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional facility in New Glasgow), dismissal from the military, reduction in rank to Ordinary Seaman, and submission of a DNA sample and registering as a sex offender.  

Valcartier, Quebec – On March 8, 2018 Master Corporal Femaeke Obele Ngoudni was found guilty of the charge of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline, by having in his possession a prohibited weapon, known as “brass knuckles”, contrary to Section 129 of the National Defense Act. Military Judge Lieutenant-Colonel Louis-Vincent d'Auteuil accepted a joint sentence recommendation of a $200 fine and 10 days confinement to barracks.

Kingston, Ontario – On March 6, 2018 Signaller Matthew Truelove was found guilty on two charges, assaulting a CAF member and failing to comply with conditions of release imposed upon him, contrary to Section 130 and 101.1 of the National Defense Act. He was sentenced to one day detention, which took into account the 19 days of pre-trial detention and four months of “house arrest” already served. The sentence and recommendation for suspension was accepted by Military Judge Lieutenant-Colonel Louis-Vincent d'Auteuil.

Charlottetown, P.E.I. – On February 27, 2018 Captain T.J. Bannister was found not guilty of three charges of behaving in a disgraceful manner and three charges of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline, by Military Judge Lieutenant-Colonel Louis-Vincent d'Auteuil.

Edmonton, Alberta – On February 19, 2018 Sapper Z.B. Grening was found guilty of two charges of absent without leave, contrary to Section 90 of the National Defence Act. Military Judge Commander Sandra Sukstorf sentenced Sapper Grening to a reprimand and a fine in the amount of $1,000.

Petawawa, Ontario – On February 6, 2018 Captain A.R. Gillespie was found guilty of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline. Military Judge Lieutenant-Colonel Louis-Vincent d'Auteuil  sentenced Captain Gillespie to a severe reprimand and a fine in the amount of $7,000.

Kingston, Ontario – On February 5, 2018 Corporal D.W.F. Parent was found guilty of one charge of uttering threats, contrary to Section 130 of the National Defence Act. Military Judge Commander Martin Pelletier sentenced Corporal Parent to a severe reprimand and a fine in the amount of $3,000.

Shilo, Manitoba – On February 1, 2018 Corporal R.J. Gobin was found not guilty of the offence of sexual assault (s.271 CCC) but guilty of the lesser and included assault, contrary to Section 130 of the National Defence Act (s. 266 CCC). Military Judge Commander Sandra Sukstorf sentenced Corporal Gobin to a reprimand and a fine in the amount of $1,500.

Shilo, Manitoba – On January 22, 2018 Sergeant A. Shulaev was found guilty of drunkenness, contrary to Section 97 of the National Defence Act. Military Judge Commander Sandra Sukstorf sentenced Sergeant Shulaev to a reprimand and a fine in the amount of $750.

Shilo, Manitoba – On January 22, 2018 Sergeant W.C. Burton was found guilty of drunkenness, contrary to Section 97 of the National Defence Act. Military Judge Commander Sandra Sukstorf sentenced Sergeant Burton to a reprimand and a fine in the amount of $750.

Borden, Ontario – On January 17, 2018 Corporal C.C. Gibbons was found not guilty of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline, (Section 129 of the National Defence Act). Military Judge Commander Martin Pelletier presided.

Cold Lake, Alberta – On January 9, 2018 Corporal G.J.M. Newton was found guilty of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline, contrary to Section 129 of the National Defence Act. Military Judge Commander Sandra Sukstorf sentenced Corporal Newton to a reprimand and a fine in the amount of $500.

Halifax, Nova Scotia – On January 9, 2018 Leading Seaman M. Smith was found guilty of the following charges: possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession, and storing a firearm in contravention of the storage, display, transportation and handling of firearms by individual regulations, contrary to Section 130 of the National Defense Act. Military Judge Lieutenant-Colonel Louis-Vincent d'Auteuil sentenced Leading Seaman Smith to four months’ imprisonment and a fine in the amount of $4,500.

Gatineau, Quebec – On January 8, 2018 Captain J.J.Y. Matte was found guilty of ill-treating a subordinate and striking a subordinate, contrary to Section 95 of the National Defence Act. Military Judge Commander Martin Pelletier sentenced Captain Matte to a severe reprimand and a fine in the amount of $2,000.

Kingston, Ontario – On December 15, 2017 Officer Cadet Xnadrix Baluyot was found guilty and sentenced to a reprimand and a $1900 fine. Military Judge Commander Sandra Sukstorf accepted OCdt Baluyot’s guilty plea to the charge of fighting with someone subject to the Code of Service Discipline.

Greenwood, Nova Scotia – On December 12, 2017 Sergeant Lance Covyoew was found guilty and sentenced to a reprimand and a $200 fine at a standing court martial. Chief Military Colonel Judge Mario Dutil accepted Sgt Covyeow’s guilty plea to the charge of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline.  

Victoria, British Columbia – On December 4, 2017 retired Commander Nord Mensah was found guilty and sentenced to a severe reprimand and a $2500 fine at a standing court martial. Military Judge Lieutenant-Colonel Louis-Vincent d’Auteuil accepted Cmdr Mensah’s guilty plea to the charge of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline for not disclosing a personal relationship with someone he directly supervised. A charge of disgraceful conduct and an additional charge of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline were withdrawn.

Gatineau, Quebec – On December 4, 2017 Warrant Officer Thomas Grant was found guilty and sentenced to a reprimand and a $1500 fine at at standing court martial. Chief Military Colonel Judge Mario Dutil accepted WO Grant’s guilty plea on one charge each of disgraceful conduct and drunkenness. A second charge of disgraceful conduct and a charge of using provoking language to someone subject to the Code of Service Discipline, tending to cause a quarrel were withdrawn.

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador – On December 1, 2017 Sergeant Michael Williams was found guilty and a severe reprimand and a $1000 fine at a standing court martial. Military Judge Commander Martin Pelletier found Sgt Williams guilty on one charge of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline, and not guilty on two charges of ill-treatment of a subordinate.

Courcelette, Quebec – On November 21, 2017 Master Corporal Remigiusz Matarewicz was found guilty and sentenced to 21 days detention and a 3 year prohibition order from possessing firearms weapons, ammunition and explosives at a standing court martial. Military Judge Lieutenant-Colonel Louis-Vincent d’Auteuil accepted MCpl Matarewicz’s  guilty plea on one charge each of assault, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, willfully committing mischief, and using provoking language to someone subject to the Code of Service Discipline, tending to cause a quarrel.

Alouette, Quebec – On November 21, 2017 Corporal Jonathan Chabot-Leroux was found guilty and sentenced to a reprimand and a $1750 fine at a standing court martial.  Military Judge Commander Martin Pelletier found Cpl Chabot-Leroux guilty of one charge each of making a forged document, and using a forged document. A third charge of attempted fraud was withdrawn.

Edmonton, Alberta On November 14, 2017 Corporal Jeffrey Kroetsch was found guilty and sentenced to a reprimand and a $600 fine at a standing court martial. Military Judge Commander Sandra Sukstorf accepted Cpl Kroetsch’s guilty plea to charges of stealing and acting in a fraudulent nature.

Courcelette, Quebec On November 6, 2017 Master Warrant Officer Louis Scotto D’Anielo was found not guilty of using provoking speech towards a person subject to the Code of Service Discipline, tending to cause a quarrel. A charge of assault was withdrawn. Chief Military Colonel Judge Mario Dutil presided over the standing court martial. 

Greenwood, Nova ScotiaOn November 1, 2017  Private Nicholas Burrell was found guilty and sentenced to imprisonment for a period of five months at a standing court martial.Military Judge Commander Sandra Sukstorf found private Burrell guilty of production of a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking, storage of a firearm in contravention of the storage, display, transportation and handling of firearms by individuals regulations. A not guilty verdict was rendered on the charges of trafficking, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and unauthorized possession of a firearm. One the charge of using a firearm in a careless manner or without reasonable precautions for the safety of other persons was stayed.

Shilo, Manitoba – On October 30, 2017 Warrant Officer Jason Buenacruz was found not guilty on one charge of sexual assault, two charges of disgraceful conduct, one charge of obtaining sexual services for consideration and one charge of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline. Military Judge Commander Martin Pelletier presided over the standing court martial.

Oromocto, New Brunswick – On October 30, 2017 Master Bombardier Bradley Gaffey was found guilty and sentenced to a reduction of rank to Private and a severe reprimand. Military Judge Commander Sandra Sukstorf found Private Gaffey guilty of the charges of stealing, a public servant refusing to deliver property, and an act to the prejudice of good order and discipline, and not guilty on the charges of breach of trust, and trafficking in property obtained by crime. 

Oromocto, New Brunswick – On October 24, 2017 Former Captain Simon Duvall was found guilty and sentenced to a severe reprimand and a $1000 fine at a standing court martial. Military Judge Commander Sandra Sukstorf found former Cpt Duvall guilty of disgraceful conduct.

Petawawa, Ontario – On October 23, 2017 Corporal Christophe Dickey was found guilty and sentenced to a reprimand and a $700 fine at a standing court martial. Military Judge Lieutenant-Colonel Louis-Vincent d’Auteuil found Cpl Dickey guilty of behaving with contempt to a superior officer, and absence without leave. One charge each of disobedience of a lawful command, and absence without leave were withdrawn.

Courcelette, Quebec On October 15, 2017 Corporal Rae Riddell was found guilty and sentenced to an $1800 fine and a severe reprimand at a standing court martial. Military Judge Commander Sandra Sukstorf  accepted Cpl Riddell’s plea of guilty to the charge of behaving in a disgraceful manner. The charge of sexual assault was stayed.

Bagotville, Quebec – On October 13, 2017 Captain Pierre-Claude Quiron was found guilty and sentenced to a $1500 fine and a reprimand at a standing court martial. Military Judge Lieutenant-Colonel Louis-Vincent d’Auteuil accepted Captain Quiron’s plea of guilty to the charge of abusing a subordinate. One charge each of assault, and drunkenness were withdrawn.

Gatineau, Quebec On October 13, 2017, Lieutenant-Commander Radhika Carlyon  was found not guilty on two charges of neglect to the prejudice of good order and discipline and one charge of careless storage of a firearm. Military Judge Commander Martin Pelletier presided over the standing court martial.

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