Navy SEAL allegedly kept unauthorized bin Laden corpse photo

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Navy SEAL in Raid Allegedly Kept Unauthorized Bin Laden Corpse Photo

One of the Navy SEALs who shot Osama bin Laden is under investigation for allegedly keeping pictures of the corpse. The Intercept reports Matthew Bissonnette has also been under some suspicion for his business deals benefiting from the raid during his time in active duty.

This information comes after he allegedly turned in his hard drive that had pictures of bin Laden's corpse.

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In 2012, one year after the White House said it wouldn't release photos of bin Laden's corpse, Bissonnette wrote a book about the raid that killed bin Laden, titled "No Easy Day", under the pseudonym Mark Owen. He is currently facing a lawsuit from his former lawyers claiming he ignored their advice to submit the book to the federal government for clearance before it was published.

The suit also says Bissonnette misinformed them about his military status at the time he hired them, lied to them about when he started to write the book and lied to them about his signing of non-disclosure agreements and his retention of classified documents.

Bissonnette also filed a suit against the law firm alleging he was given bad advice. It claims his reputation has been tarnished because of the advice he received and he has lost a significant portion of the income he otherwise would have received following his retirement from the military through consulting jobs, speaking engagements and future employment.

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Navy SEAL allegedly kept unauthorized bin Laden corpse photo
U.S. President Barack Obama stands after addressing the nation on TV from the East Room of the White House to make a televised statement May 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. Bin Laden has been killed near Islamabad, Pakistan almost a decade after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and his body is in possession of the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski-Pool/Getty Images)
In this handout image provided by The White House, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and members of the national security team receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House May 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama later announced that the United States had killed Bin Laden in an operation led by U.S. Special Forces at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)
A newspaper vendor displays papers heralding the death of Osama Bin Laden on May 2, 2011 in New York City. President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden during a late night address to the nation from the White House in Washington on May 1. The mastermind of the September 11 terrorist attacks was killed in an American military operation at a compound in Pakistan. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
US Marines of Regiment Combat Team 1 (RCT 1) watch TV as President Barack Obama announces the death of Osama Bin Laden, at Camp Dwyer in Helman Province, on May 2, 2011. US President Barack Obama said on May 1, 2011 that justice had been done after the September 11, 2001 attacks with the death of Osama bin Laden, but warned that Al-Qaeda will still try to attack the US. (Photo by Bay Ismoyo via AFP/Getty Images)
People celebrate in Times Square after the death of accused 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden was announced by U.S. President Barack Obama May 2, 2011 in New York City. Bin Laden was killed in an operation by U.S. Navy Seals in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Newspapers left by visitors grace the fence overlooking the crash site of Flight 93 following the announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan May 2, 2011 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Nearly 10 years after September 11, 2001 construction is underway to erect a formal memorial at the crash site. Last night U.S. President Barack Obama announced that the United States had killed the most-wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden in an operation led by U.S. Special Forces in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Additional reporting by the Associated Press

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