Who is the Army Prosecutor?
The Army’s chief prosecutor in the Sinclair case is Lt. Col. Will Helixon.
Both in his civilian career, and now in his handling of the Sinclair case, Helixon has committed serious breaches of legal ethics that call into question his reliability.
As a civilian attorney in private practice in Texas, Helixon failed to meet court filing deadlines for a client, and then abandoned the same client without warning. In response, a Texas State District Court issued a public reprimand of Helixon, and ordered him to pay penalties.
During the first day of Sinclair’s Article 32 hearing, Helixon’s prosecution team admitted to having illegally accessed thousands of pages of privileged emails between Sinclair and his defense attorneys; Sinclair and his wife; and Sinclair and his pastor. This massive violation of privilege may disqualify the entire prosecution team and could leave Helixon vulnerable to further disciplinary action from the Texas state courts.