Marine Heads To Federal Court In Iraq War Trophy Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) - An El Paso Marine accused of bringing an AK-47
assault rifle home from Iraq as a war trophy is headed to federal
Jury selection is set to begin in San Diego today in the trial
of Sergeant Leonard San Juan.
The 31-year-old has pleaded innocent to charges of failing to
properly register the weapon.
War trophies, while not illegal for troops to bring home, must
be approved.
In recent years, a handful of troops have been prosecuted for
possessing war trophies, such as antiques and weapons.
If convicted, San Juan faces up to three years in prison and a
discharge from the Marine Corps.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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