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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PA Toughens Penalties for Stolen Valor Violations

Over the past year or so, we've brought you several alleged instances of stolen valor, in which a person is accused of impersonating a U.S. service member.

An incident at a Pennsylvania mall went viral last year, and now the state has introduced even harsher penalties.

Under the new law, the penalty for falsely claiming a veteran's designation on a driver's license will be up to one year in jail and result in up to $2,500 in fines.

About 190,000 people applied for the designation, but an audit showed that more than 350 applicants were not qualified for it.

Other alleged stolen valor cases have popped up at an airport in California, a Florida bar, and in a recent case of a man pretending to be a SEAL Team Six member.



Anonymous said...

How empty their lives must be to claim the deeds of others.

Unknown said...

if you ain't walked the walk,don't talk the talk just bust an imposter in the mouth he will get the message hoorah to all other veterans out there

Anonymous said...

Send him to the Army brigg for 10 yrs.

Anonymous said...

So John Kerry is going to have to give back all the medals his daddy got for him?