I can't bring myself to type this asshole's name here so I'll just call him poser. Poser tried to pass himself off as a Marine LTC with a chest full of medals. he was caught by a classmate who was actually in the Navy. Poser was sentenced today to a year of probation and ordered to undergo mental health counseling. Oh, and a $250.00 fine.
Not enough. Not nearly enough.
He had been facing up to a year in prison and a fine of $100,000 under the federal Stolen Valor Act. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Akrotirianakis, who prosecuted the case, said the government did not seek jail time because there was no evidence that Burton enriched himself by posing as a military hero.
So what? He tried to pass himself off as an actual war hero. He's a slimy, disgusting little piece of wanna be shit unfit to be in the same room as any of the men and women who have worn our nations uniform with pride and honor. That goes for Assistant U.S. Attorney Akrotirianakis too. Fuck both of them.
"Disgusting," Mary Schantag of the POW Network told AOL News after learning of the sentence. "Not near enough punishment. That just gives all the rest reason to continue."Schantag said there are thousands of phony military heroes around the country who have never been prosecuted. Often, she said, their claims of valor are part of a larger fraud that includes stealing money and preying on vulnerable women.
Exactly right. Every time one of these ass pimples gets away with a slap on the wrist it's a dishonor to the real heroes and to America.
Here's the link. http://tiny.cc/scum216
I'm a man who generally believes in live and let live. That ends when you harm someone else or bring dishonor to America's Warriors.
Poser, you had best stay the fuck away from me.