UPS executive takes own life
Mark W. Samoline, 50, a vice president at UPS Supply Chain Solutions, committed suicide Friday near his home in Atlanta.
Samoline had been accused of raping a 21-year-old college student, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The 15-year UPS executive, who was married but separated, maintained his innocence and that the sex was consensual, his lawyer told the paper. UPS had suspended him pending an investigation.
The incident occurred in Bloomington, Ind., where he turned himself in to police and posted bail.
Samoline began his UPS career in Japan and eventually became the highest-ranking supply chain manager in Japan and Korea, UPS spokesman Norman Black said in the article. In his most recent role, the ex-Marine worked with Defense Department suppliers and contractors.