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Marines Involved in Fake Marriages to Help Lesbian Couple Receive Housing Allowance Are Discharched
After getting involved in phony marriages, three marines have been discharged with bad conduct.
L.A. Now reports that the individuals, Vice Cpl. Jeremiah Griffin, Cpl. Joseph Garner and Cpl. Ashley Vice participated in the marriages so that Vice and her female partner, Jaime Murphy, would be able to collect housing allowances that the military provides to married couples. Each male marine married one of the women, and each married couple collected $1,200 a month.
Vice and Murphy couldn't get married for obvious reasons, and unmarried couples aren't allowed to live together on a military base. According to L.A. Now, Vice said that she and Murphy "needed the housing allowances so they could afford to live together in an off-base apartment 'like a normal couple.'"
Griffin and Garner, in addition to being discharged, were fined $5,000 and will be held in confinement for three to six months.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.