INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF

400 ARMY NAVY DRIVE ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA ^202-4704

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Dear Ms. Khiers: Thank you for your December 14, 2009, correspondence to the Department of Defense f DoD) Hotline. In order for the DoD Hotline to initiate an inquiry of any complaint that we receive, it must be determined that: « * » the matter concerns a violation of Federal law within the DoD's investigative
purview:

the Do!) has sufficient facts to initiate an inquiry; the DoD Hotline is the most appropriate agency to take action on the complaint.

Based on a thorough review of the information provided, there does not appear to be a sufficient basis for the DoD HotHne to initiate an inquiry. We recommend thai Private Ehler seek guidance from legal counsel regarding appealing his conviction to the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. We appreciate your bringing this matter to our attention,

Sincerely,

I I^onard Irahan, Jr. Director Defense Hotline