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Bin Laden Raid SEAL to Forfeit Book Profits
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Bin Laden Raid SEAL to Forfeit Book Profits

The former SEAL who took part in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden has settled with the US government. He had been accused of violating federal law after penning a tell-all memoir. Matt Bissonnette will pay the US government more than $6.6 million for violating a non-disclosure agreement, reports revealed on Saturday. The ex-SEAL, who was a member of the team that killed the terrorist leader in May 2011, drew controversy after publishing a book, “No Easy Day,” that detailed the events leading up to bin Laden’s killing, DPA reported. President Barack Obama’s administration filed a claim against Bissonnette after he published the book without first giving it to the Pentagon for approval. In addition to the proceeds from the book, the former member of the military will also pay $100,000 in proceeds from presentations he gave using photographs that were also not approved. Bissonnette will also have to issue an apology for not submitting the manuscript for a formal review prior to publication. Justice Department Spokesperson Nicole Navas said this case should serve as a reminder to military personnel that they must comply with non-disclosure agreements.

 

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