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Kidnapped Marine Faces Desertion Charges (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 09:36 PM
Fox News is reporting that Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, who was an Arabic interpreter for the Marine Corp, has been charged with desertion after a 5 month investigation into his June 19th (2004) "kidnapping". Hassoun was found July 8th when he contacted American officials in Lebanon and was taken to the American Embasy there.
RALEIGH, N.C. A Marine who was reported abducted in Iraq last summer and later turned up in his native Lebanon was charged Thursday with desertion.

Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun (search) was charged following a five-month investigation into his June disappearance from a U.S. military camp near Fallujah, Iraq, according to a statement from the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (search) at Camp Lejeune

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This is truly sad if it is true that he set up a fake kidnapping in order to take a vacation. I guess there are always people looking for attention. It seems now, he has gotten the attention he wanted, and maybe a little more. Hope he had a good time, good enough to make it worth it. I dont think he will get off easy on this.

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