HAGERSTOWN, Md. – The Marine Corps says a sergeant charged with faking war injuries to obtain freebies intended for wounded warriors will plead guilty.
First Lt. Joy Crabaugh of the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Va., says Sgt. David Budwah will enter the plea at a court-martial hearing Wednesday in Quantico.
Crabaugh wouldn't say which offense or offenses Budwah will acknowledge.
The 34-year-old Marine from Springhill, La., faces eight counts carrying prison terms of up to 31 1/2 years.
He is accused of bluffing his way into 33 events last year, including six rock concerts, two Washington Nationals games and a Washington Redskins game.