SEAL Team Six Member Releases Pic Of Osama Bin Laden's Corpse. Now Being Investigated
A picture of Osama bin Laden’s corpse taken by a former Navy SEAL may have be used for his personal financial gain while on active duty.
The former SEAL and author of “No Easy Day,” Matthew Bissonnette, handed over a photo he was unauthorized to take of bin Laden‘s corpse and is now being investigated for potential business dealings in relation to the photo.
Naval Criminal Investigative Service officials have located documents that imply Bissonnette was working as a consultant for a supplier of Navy SEAL weaponry and equipment, according to The Intercept.
“Biss was part of the procurement process. It was natural for him to deal with companies making our gear,” one former Navy SEAL said. But since Bissonnette was already in communication with these military companies, it could be an easy cover-up for any personal motives he might have had.
“During (Bissonnette’s) exit, we found out he had other companies and side deals going on. That’s when Element Group shut down,” another former SEAL told The Intercept.
Element Group, which was founded by Bissonnette, worked with a defense contractor to supply the U.S. military with arms and equipment.