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(NEWSER)– Matt Bissonnette, the former Navy SEAL who wrote a book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, is suing his former lawyers for malpractice, saying they gave him bad advice that tarnished his reputation, cost him his security clearance and caused him to surrender much of the book's income.

Using the pseudonym Mark Owen, Bissonnette, now under criminal investigation, filed the lawsuit in federal court yesterday. His 2012 book, No Easy Day, eventually prompted a criminal probe by the Justice Department. He says his losses will amount to at least $8 million after he agreed to surrender most of the book's proceeds. He says he also will lose consulting jobs, speaking engagements, and future employment.

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