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Still Rocking the Lies

| October 20, 2020 | 68 Comments
Still Rocking the Lies

This is a trial post that has the potential to become a regular feature.  We would like to call attention to the military fakers that continue to rock the lie in spite of being exposed.  The below list is by no means exhaustive so that is where you, as members of the Stolen Valor community […]

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Stolen Valor Article: New Yorker

| October 19, 2020 | 40 Comments
Stolen Valor Article: New Yorker

The New Yorker just published an excellent article on Stolen Valor. How to Spot a Military Impostor On January 13th, Amber filled out a form on Military Phonies, one of a number of Web sites dedicated to exposing people who invent or inflate their military service. “I am concerned that he may not have received […]

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Florida Enacts Tougher Punishments for Stolen Valor

| October 6, 2020 | 11 Comments
Florida Enacts Tougher Punishments for Stolen Valor

The CBS affiliate WJHG reports that new laws in Florida have kicked in starting in October 2020. Tougher punishments for stolen valor, veteran scams among new Florida laws By Olivia Michael Published: Oct. 1, 2020 at 9:17 PM EDT PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG) – As Florida enters the month of October, 24 new laws will take […]

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Daniel Greenwell – Phony SEAL and Fake PH & BSM

| September 23, 2020 | 173 Comments
Daniel Greenwell – Phony SEAL and Fake PH & BSM

The folks at Military Phony sent us their work on Daniel Austin Greenwell.  Greenwell is from New Harmony, Indiana and is 32 year old at the time of this writing – Sept 2020. As you can see from the first photo of him, he wears a Navy SEAL Trident on his Navy uniform.  On Greenwell’s […]

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Stolen Valor in a Prop 21 Ad

| September 16, 2020 | 26 Comments
Stolen Valor in a Prop 21 Ad

Several news outlets which include the San Diego Tribune and the BusinessWire report that veteran groups are up in arms over a recent ad campaign featuring an actor that they claim is in violation of the Stolen Valor Act. The ad advocates for Prop 21 and features an actor polishing a Bronze Star.  The issue […]

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Georgia veteran who faked military honors gets max jail time

| August 20, 2020 | 29 Comments
Georgia veteran who faked military honors gets max jail time

We previously discussed Gregg Ramsdell when he was first accused of stolen valor and again when he pled guilty to stolen valor, he has now been sentenced to the maximum penalty. A veteran who collected federal benefits after faking a mental health condition and who falsely claimed to have earned two military honors was sentenced […]

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Stolen Valor Cases Rising Amidst Pandemic

| July 28, 2020 | 26 Comments
Stolen Valor Cases Rising Amidst Pandemic

This is what National Archives investigators believe. They’re making their research resources more available to help combat stolen valor. They suspect an increase in stolen valor cases amidst the pandemic. They want to better assist law enforcement with addressing stolen valor cases. From Military.com: Metrick pointed to the recent case of Christopher Crawford, 31, who […]

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Eight Years Ago Today: Alvarez v. United States

| June 28, 2020 | 19 Comments
Eight Years Ago Today: Alvarez v. United States

The Ukiah Daily Journal has an article by attorney Frank Zotter Jr. where he reflects on the Supreme Court ruling that came out exactly 8 years ago today. Judicial Follies: Lying like a rug By FRANK ZOTTER JR. June 28, 2020 On the first page of its website, the U.S. Supreme Court’s calendar marks in yellow […]

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