November 3, 2017
Former Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl avoids jail time after pleading guilty to desertion charges.
A judge ruled for Bergahl to be dishonorably discharge and lose his title rank, as well as forfeit his pay.
On Monday, Bergdahl’s lawyers filed a surprise motion to dismiss the case, saying President Trump’s comments influenced the case.
However, that motion was dismissed.
Bergdahl was held captive for five years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan back in 2009.
Six soldiers died and several other were injured while searching for Bergdahl.
President Obama brought him back to the U.S. in 2014 in exchange for 5 Taliban soldiers.