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.

New Mexico man gets prison for firearms and valor violations

A New Mexico man has been sentenced to six months in prison for violating the federal firearms laws and making false representations about having received military medals and decorations.

Retired ‘Navy SEAL’ on Fox News was a fake

Fox News ran a story on Oct. 8 about a decorated Vietnam War Navy SEAL who created an enormous presidential glass seal he hoped to give to President Donald Trump. On Thursday, 11 days later, the network retracted the story after being told the man never served in Vietnam at all, much less earned commendations for his service.

Ex-cop who lied about having Purple Heart avoids jail time, must pay $6,000

Shane Ladner, a former Georgia police officer, lied about being a Purple Heart recipient to get free license plates.