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Stolen Valor

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.

Soldier whose stolen-valor scam began in Iraq will end in prison

After lying about a rocket in Iraq, post-traumatic stress disorder and a brain injury; after bilking 16 agencies out of more than $600,000; and after copping to two counts of fraud last year, former National Guard soldier Darryl Lee Wright is going to prison, a Washington state U.S. attorney’s office said.


Colorado Army vet convicted of lying about combat tour to collect compensation for PTSD

For years, Cameo Williams Sr received disability compensation from the Department of Veterans' Affairs while claiming to suffer from PTSD from a combat deployment, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.


Veteran gets 21-month prison term for lying about an Iraq War injury to make money

A federal judge on Friday called Brandon Blackstone's actions in faking a war injury to profit financially "shameful, shameful conduct" before sentencing him to 21 months in prison.