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Axis News: HOT NEWS: Kazakh secret services investigate US diplomat crashing into presidential convoy
Kazakh secret services investigate US diplomat's jeep crashing into presidential convoy and almost hitting Nazarbayev's car, local media reported. On Sunday Lee Henry Richard, US embassy's attaché, who was driving his jeep, suddenly entered the convoy of the Kazakh President and almost rammed the presidential limousine. He tried to escape but was detained by the local secret services. His car was not shot upon by the presidential bodyguards only because of the diplomatic car plates.
NYTimes - 2004
A United States marine suspected of causing a car crash that killed a Romanian rock star in Bucharest could face a court-martial, the American ambassador said. The Marine, a guard at the American Embassy, was whisked out of the country soon after the incident on Saturday, prompting outrage and an appeal by Prime Minister Adrian Nastase to President Bush to help bring the Marine back to stand trial. Jack Dyer Crouch, the ambassador, said that the White House was studying the request and that the soldier faced court-martial if evidence against him was clear. The Romanian police say the marine, apparently intoxicated, crashed an embassy vehicle into a taxi, killing the passenger, Teo Peter, 50, a bass guitarist with the popular Romanian band Compact.
Originally posted by Dock6
He will probably be officially 'terminated' quite soon. Espionage agents know when they take these jobs that they're on their own and will be denied and denigrated by the governments to whom they pledge loyalty, if anything goes wrong.
Sounds as if he was ' attempting to crash into the President on purpose'.
Originally posted by SportyMB
He's not an agent, not a spook and not an assassin. He's a US military officer assigned to the Defense Attache Office at the US Embassy in Almaty.
Originally posted by koji_K
He wasn't doing the driving.
Pravda: US Diplomat almost runs into Kazakh President
The driver of the jeep turned out to be an advisor to the military attaché of the US Embassy in Kazakhstan, Lee Henry Richard
The Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev’s limousine was almost run into by a jeep driven by an employee of the US Embassy in Kazakhstan, who then tried to flee the scene of the incident.
The driver of the jeep turned out to be an advisor to the military attaché of the US Embassy in Kazakhstan, Lee Henry Richard, who to begin with did not want to get out of the car.