2 Navy SEALs killed Green Beret over embezzlement scheme: report

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Source: Market Watch Personal Finance

An embezzlement scheme provided the motive behind the killing of a U.S. Green Beret sergeant at the hands of two Navy SEALs in Mali earlier this year, the Daily Beast reported late Sunday. According to the Daily Beast, Sgt. Logan Melgar discovered that two members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 were pilfering money from a fund meant to pay anti-terrorism informants in the West African country. The two reportedly offered Melgar a cut, but he declined. Melgar died during an apparent altercation on June 4 at the U.S. Embassy in Bamako. The SEALs claimed he was drunk and died of asphyxiation in a training accident, but an autopsy report found no trace of alcohol in Melgar’s system, the Daily Beast reported. In October, the New York Times first reported that the two SEALs were “persons of interest” in Melgar’s death. No charges have yet been filed.

Source: Market Watch Personal Finance