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Fourth US soldier found guilty in Abu Ghraib prison scandal

[JURIST] A fourth US soldier charged in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal has been found guilty. Spc. Megan Ambuhl pleaded guilty at a court-martial hearing over the weekend, her attorney said Tuesday, and she was docked a half-month of pay and reduced in rank to private. Ambuhl, who appeared in the background of some of the abuse photos from the prison, had reached a plea deal, pleading guilty for not reporting an incident in which a detainee was placed on a dog leash, and she continues to provide information to investigators. She was not considered as culpable as some other soldiers implicated in the scandal, and she received the lightest punishment yet of those court-martialed. Punishments have ranged from eight years to eight months in prison for those found guilty. JURIST's Paper Chase has ongoing coverage of the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal. The Los Angeles Times has more.

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