NO CRIMINAL CHARGES, SEPARATED AT ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION BOARD.
Pearl Harbor, HI
Charges: Use and Possession of Drugs/BOARD
The accused was a former Sailor of the Year recipient, responsible for overseeing the nuclear reactor on a nuclear submarine. After a positive reading for marijuana on a urinalysis, law enforcement investigated the Sailor’s illegal use of marijuana. The investigation uncovered several other Sailors with whom he had allegedly smoked marijuana.
After learning charges would likely be preferred against him, the Sailor retained Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC By working with the government, Mr. Bilecki managed to keep all charges at Captain’s Mast, which ultimately lead to an Administrative Separation Board. Mr. Bilecki represented the Sailor at the Administrative Separation Board, however, given his position of responsibility on a nuclear submarine, the Board discharged him with an Other Than Honorable Discharge.
Result: No Criminal Charges, Separated at Administrative Separation Board.