With an outstanding international reputation, our own founding partner,
Attorney Eric S. Montalvo, is regularly called upon to share his expertise
in high-profile cases. In a recent Idaho Mountain Express article by Tony
Evans, Attorney Montalvo discussed the recent events in the case of Army
Sargent Bowe Bergdahl.
A Matter of Evidence
The case against Bergdahl, who faces charges of desertion and misbehavior
before the enemy, has been suspended due to a dispute over the sharing
of evidence. According to a CNN report, his defense team has had access
to just 1% of the classified documents which are related to the case.
Recognizing the potential significance of this evidence, Judge Col. Jeffrey
Nance ordered the stay of proceedings while an appeals court determines
which classified evidence may be shared with the defense.
Per Attorney Montalvo, the military seems to feel that the defense, in
requesting this information, is essentially going on “a fishing
expedition,” trying to find evidence to bolster their case. He added
that “It would seem highly likely that the defense will get access
to the information they are seeking if it is relevant, necessary to their
case and if they have asked with some specificity.” The stay of
proceedings should give Bergdahl’s team more time identify specific
information they need.
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