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October 21, 2004
Release Number: 04-10-58


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



ARMY STAFF SGT. SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS

CAMP VICTORY BASE, BAGHDAD - The court martial of Staff Sergeant Ivan L. Fredrick concluded here at about 4:15 p.m. today. Staff Sgt. Fredrick pled guilty to and was found guilty of conspiracy, dereliction of duty, maltreatment of detainees, assaulting a detainee and committing an indirect act.

After sentencing evidence was presented by both government and defense attorneys, the military judge sentenced Staff Sgt. Fredrick to be reduced to a private, forfeit of all pay and allowances, to be dishonorably discharged and to be confined for 10 years. As a result of the pretrial agreement Staff Sgt. Fredrick's confinement will be reduced to eight years.

Witnesses for the defense:

Dr. Alvin Jones, Psychologist, Landstuhl, Germany

Dr. Philip G. Zimbardo, San Fransico, CA




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