The Navy has reassigned the lead prosecutor who was caught in an email spying debacle prior to the Eddie Gallagher trial that resulted in the judge removing him from the case.

"In an effort to move the [Region Legal Service Office Southwest] Trial Department forward, Capt. Jennie Goldsmith, the new commanding officer, has reassigned the previous Senior Trial Counsel, Cmdr. Chris Czaplak to Code 67 (Technology, Operations, and Plans)," Cmdr. Jereal Dorsey, a Navy spokesman, said in a statement to Task & Purpose.

"The role of Senior Trial Counsel at RLSO SW will now be filled by Cmdr. Phil Hamon," Dorsey added.

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Now-retired Rear Adm. Patrick Lorge has accused U.S. Navy legal corps officials of letting politics and public relations concerns dictate the outcome of a case where a decorated Navy SEAL was charged with sexual assault in 2014, according to the Washington Times.

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