The news is out: [JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison for interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his affair with the man’s wife.
A federal judge in Jacksonville sentenced Navy Capt. John R. Nettleton, news outlets reported. He was convicted in January of obstruction of justice, concealing material facts, falsifying records and making false statements.
Nettleton, 54, was removed from command shortly after civilian Christopher Tur was found floating in waters off the base on the southeastern coast of Cuba in January 2015. Nettleton had commanded the base since June 2012, but not the detention center where suspected terrorists are held.
Nettleton wasn’t charged with Tur’s death.
Nettleton denied to his superior officer and others that he had an affair, but investigators later determined that it had happened, according to federal prosecutors in Jacksonville, where Nettleton had been on temporary duty. Tur’s wife confirmed the affair during her testimony, authorities said.]
Maybe it is in the water.