Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun is accused of leaving his unit without authorization. The Arabic interpreter was also charged with loss of government property and theft of a military firearm as well as theft and wrongful appropriation of a government vehicle.
Hassoun, 24, allegedly left the camp with his 9-mm service pistol. He later emerged in his native Lebanon and said he had been taken captive by an Islamist group.
A resident of West Jordan, Utah, Hassoun joined the Marine Corps in January 2002 and is now serving as a motor vehicle operator with the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Camp Lejeune.
He will continue to perform his duties during the trial. If convicted, Hassoun faces the maximum punishment of a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of pay and allowances, and five years confinement for each specification.
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