Ex-Navy SEAL ordered to pay government $6.6M for violating non-disclosure
Mark Bissonneette, who violated a non-disclosure agreement Navy SEALS are subjected to by revealing elements of the raid on Osama bin Laden.
Bissonnette, who wrote “No Easy Day” under the pseudonym Mark Owen, will give the U.S. government all profits and royalties from the book or movie rights. The proceeds already total more than $6.6 million. He will have four years to pay the bulk of that.
The payments were outlined in settlement documents filed in U.S. District Court in Virginia.
According to the settlement, Bissonnette also has 30 days to pay $100,000 from the proceeds of presentations he gave using slides that were not approved by the department.