Monday, February 23, 2015

Marine Who Disappeared In Iraq Convicted Of Desertion

Marine Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun, who left his post in Iraq in 2004, turned up at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, went back to Camp LeJeune in North Carolina, and disappeared again in 2005, has been convicted of two counts of desertion.  He was also convicted of losing his service pistol, but not of theft resulting from its loss.  He faces up to 7 and 1/2 years in prison, a reduction in rank, and a dishonorable discharge.

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