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Military jury reprimands only officer charged in Abu Ghraib scandal for disobeying order

Associated Press - August 29, 2007 9:33 AM ET

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - There will be no prison time for the only officer charged in the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal.

A military jury in Maryland did, however, reprimand Army Lieutenant Colonel Steven Jordan for disobeying an order to keep silent about an investigation into the abuse of the detainees in Iraq. It's not clear yet what kind of impact the reprimand will have.

Yesterday, the jury acquitted Jordan of all three charges directly related to abusing prisoners. That meant the Virginia man was absolved of responsibility for the actions of the 11 lower-ranking soldiers already convicted.

The abuse in the prison become startlingly clear with the release of photos showing smiling soldiers with prisoners in degrading poses.

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