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Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior


The Army soldier who voluntarily wandered from his military base in Afghanistan and into the hands of the Taliban has plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy on Monday.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's lawyers said the prosecution and defense have not agreed to a stipulation of the facts in the case, which suggests that they didn't reach a deal to limit his punishment.

The misbehavior charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, while the desertion charge is punishable by up to five years.

The 31-year-old gained notoriety after his release from the Taliban, who held him captive him captive from 2009 until 2014. His released was scrutinized by many, saying that Bergdahl's questionable behavior didn't justify the trading of five Taliban commanders.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior

Bergdahl is expected to face a sentencing trial in late October.

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