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Green Beret discovered illegal cash scheme by Navy SEALs before his death: report

November 13, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Green Beret discovered illegal cash scheme by Navy SEALs before his death: report

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The Navy SEALs are under investigation in the fatal strangulation of Army Sergeant Logan Melgar after the Green Beret was offered a portion of some dirty military cash he’d found out they were pocketing — but he declined.

According to the Daily Beast, Melgar learned about their plot — which involved skimming money from funds used to compensate informants — and confronted the two men.

They tried to get him involved in the scheme, but he refused, and eventually turned up killed.

It’s not clear when Melgar approached the SEALs or if his death occurred as a result of the dispute. All authorities know is that the staff sergeant died of “homicide by asphyxiation” in June.

However, as time passes, holes appear in the SEALs’ account of events.

Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar was killed June 4 in Bamako, Mali. Army Special Operations Command

U.S. officials reported Melgar stopped breathing at roughly 5 a.m. and was raced to a French clinic in Mali — where he was stationed at the time— by a Green Beret and the two SEALS. He was dead before he arrived.

The SEALs, who were stationed in Mali on a counterterrorism assignment, reportedly discovered Melgar and tried to open an airway in his throat. It is not clear if they were successful.

The SEALs told their bosses that Melgar was intoxicated while participating in “combatives” before his death, which is a military name for hand-to-hand fighting exercises.

However, no drugs or alcohol were in his system during his autopsy.

Moreover, several individuals were allegedly skeptical that Melgar was intoxicated in the days that preceded his death or that he even drank at all.

Brig. General Donald Bolduc, then-commander of Special Operations Command-Africa, informed the Army Criminal Investigation Command and asked commanders in Mali to collect and conserve evidence.

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