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Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun, 34, a naturalised American who worked as an Arabic interpreter for the service, went missing from Camp Lejeune in North Carolina in 2005 after visiting his family in Utah.
"The Naval Criminal Investigative Service worked with Cpl Hassoun to turn himself in and return to the US to face charges under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice," the Marine Corps said in a statement.
According to media reports, Hassoun first fled to Canada and then to Lebanon, where he was born.
A Marine official reportedly said Hassoun's case was not linked to that of US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl who was released in a prisoner exchange with the Taliban after spending five years as a prisoner of war.
I was his team leader, the truth? yes, he was seditious, a malingerer, and a coward...a traitor? that may be stretching it; nevertheless, he will live his remaining days without honor. There are so many details regarding this case that have been left unknown to the public...not because they were neccesarily classified, but because NCIS dropped the ball. I'll give you one piece...the day before he "disappeared"...Hassoun cashed a max allowance of $500 dollars at base disbursing. In case you don't understand the significance of that, nobody ever max cashed a check because there was nothing to spend your money on, you did'nt need to have that kind of cash on you...and we were scheduled to go back to Mahmudiyah within that week. Once at Mahmudiyah, his chances of jumping the wall would have diminished greatly. Just saying.
...went missing from Camp Lejeune in North Carolina in 2005 after visiting his family in Utah.