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Ex-Marine accused in Iraq deaths runs for US House

Ex-Marine accused in Iraq deaths runs for US House

A former U.S. Marine who was cleared of wrongdoing in the deaths of two Iraqis in 2004 now is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina.
Ilario Pantano announced his candidacy Thursday. He is seeking to become the Republican nominee to challenge Democratic Rep. Mike McIntyre in a North Carolina congressional district.
Pantano shot two men in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, in 2004 and hung a warning sign on their corpses. He claimed self-defense, and a Marine general decided not to bring him to trial.
Pantano, 35, has worked as a deputy sheriff since 2006.


Updated : 2021-07-30 02:41 GMT+08:00