The highest ranking soldier charged in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal was sentenced to eight years in prison for abusing Iraqi inmates at Abu Ghraib during a court martial Thursday in Baghdad.
Staff Sgt. Ivan "Chip" Frederick, 38, was also given a reduction in rank, forfeiture of pay and a dishonorable discharge, The AP reported from Baghdad. The sentencing came a day after he pleaded guilty to eight counts of abusing and humiliating Iraqi prisoners. (albawaba.com)
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