Navy JAG Corps has neem corrupt/incompetent for a long time. Their TJAG (Obama era) got slapped (lost a star?) for trying to prevent defense attorneys from doing their jobs (Navy SEAL cases). His replacement also nailed for interfering. Was this case tried in San Diego? That seems to be the Navy JAG hub of legal criminality.
The Warhorse did a 4 part series about all the corrupt shit USMC JAG is alleged to have been doing over the past few years, which is a lot of interferring in defense cases and threatening JAG officers(prosecutor and defense) who don't follow along with what higher command wants.
wouldn't be suprised if there is a similar situafion going on in the Navy.