Many veterans are reluctant to accept a hug for their service. But then there’s former Chicago Police commander Jon Burge, who was convicted last year of lying about the torture of murder suspects. He contends his Army duty in Korea and Vietnam should soften his penalty.
Burge, a Bronze Star medal recipient, was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice because of how he answered questions during a lawsuit.
His attorneys argue he should be sentenced to less than the 15- to 21-month range advised by the probation department. The sentencing ceiling is about 30 years, reported the Chicago Sun-Times.