Stolen Valor


Sheriff: Florida man lied about military service to solicit money

Authorities say a 27-year-old Florida man is accused of soliciting funds and misrepresenting military service.

He lied about being a Marine sniper to get a lighter sentence

Shane Sperow, authorities say, falsely claimed to have had a decorated career as a Marine sniper in an attempt to land a lighter sentence from a judge earlier this year. Now, though, the 43-year-old will serve time in state prison, after officials figured out the service record was fake, according to the Eagle.

Experts: Document Jacksonville veteran showed to prove he earned medals is fraudulent

John James “J.J.” Lavoie could’ve simply taken off his fraudulent and unearned military medals and walked away. But he didn’t.

WWII veteran admits lying about his military record

Morley Piper, World War II veteran who spoke nationally about his participation in the D-Day invasion and stood with other veterans behind President Obama at the 70th anniversary in Normandy, has admitted to misrepresenting his military record.

Man accused of forging military discharge documents in bid to be fire chief in Georgia

An arrest warrant for Robert Kenneth Hume accuses him of submitting paperwork to officials in Marietta, Ga., showing he’d earned military honors — including a Silver Star — that he did not actually receive, and showing that he’d achieved a higher rank than he did while serving in the U.S. Army.

Stolen valor: Fake Green Beret forced to shut down Honor Guard group

Papotia Reginald Wright started the 8th Special Forces Regiment New York Honor Guard more than a year ago to perform burial services for veterans. But according to investigations by multiple groups, the supposed Special Forces veteran vastly inflated his military service, including medals for valor, and his group has since shut down.