Wassef Ali Hassoun Now Listed as Fugitive

Wassef Ali Hassoun Now Listed as Fugitive

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Marine accused of deserting his country twice -- is now listed as one of the top wanted marine fugitives.

Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun is now on the Naval Criminal Investigative Services list, along with information on an alias he's allegedly using "Jafar."

Hassoun's family in Utah and Lebanon are now asking him to turn himself in to authorities.

The Marine was suppose to appear this week for the military equivalent of a grand jury, where he faces charges of desertion from his Marine base near Fallujah, Iraq last summer.

That proceeding has now been canceled.

Hassoun failed to report back to the Camp Lejeune in North Carolina on January 5th, after spending a weeklong holiday leave in Utah.

The Marine then declared him as a deserter, just as they did back in June of last year.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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