Bowe to cop plea Monday
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear before a judge next week to enter an expected guilty plea to charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.
The Army announced that Bergdahl will appear before a judge at Fort Bragg in North Carolina on Monday to enter his plea. The news release did not elaborate on what his plea would entail.
But last week, two individuals with knowledge of the case told The Associated Press that Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
It wasn’t clear if Bergdahl has made a deal with prosecutors to limit his punishment. The misbehavior charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. The desertion count is punishable by up to five years.
His trial had been scheduled to begin Oct. 23, but those dates are expected to be used for sentencing now.
BOWE BERGDAHL Desertion charge.