The problems with the case centered on the mishandling of the Victim Witness Assistance Program, which the RLSO managed for LCDR Anthony Velasquez's case. It seems RLSO officers were involved in negotiating a sweet pretrial agreement for Velasquez without getting the required input from the victims, several of whom had already endured the Navy dropping the ball on their allegations at various junctures over a 1-2 year period. In fact, Velasquez pled guilty to just a handful of charges, while the Navy dismissed over 2 dozen other specifications as part of the deal.
In the end, Velasquez's deal had him serving a mere week in confinement with his $28,000 adjudged fine suspended. The military judge sentenced Velasquez to 2 years in confinement, the fine, and a dismissal from the service. The RLSO notified victims of the adjudged sentence, but not the plea agreement terms.