Woman lied about military service to catch break on DUIs

| June 29, 2020

PA woman lied about military service to get a break on her DUIs
By: JOSEPH KOHUT

A Wilkes-Barre woman surrendered Wednesday at the Lackawanna County Courthouse after officials said she lied about serving in the military in the hopes of catching a break on her sentence for driving under the influence twice.

Sarah Gomez, 37, 178 S. Sherman St., lied during a pre-sentencing investigation about serving in Afghanistan and Kuwait to mitigate her exposure when she went before President Judge Michael J. Barrasse on June 6, according to a criminal complaint.

During the sentencing hearing with the judge, she lied again, Detective Lisa Bauer, of the Lackawanna County district attorney’s office, charged.

“Ms. Gomez, you served in the United States?” Barrasse asked her, according to a transcript.

“Yes, sir,” she replied. “I mean, your honor.”

Gomez is charged with misrepresentation of military service or honors and obstructing the administration of law or other governmental functions.

For two DUI cases in which she entered guilty pleas, she was sentenced by Barrasse to six months on the intermediate punishment program, with the first 60 days spent on house arrest, and six months of probation. She was told to report to veteran’s court — a supervised program that requires participants seek treatment for mental health and substance abuse disorders.

Barrasse directed Gomez to veteran’s court because she told the county adult probation/parole office she served in the U.S. Army between 2009 and 2013 and had been deployed overseas.

However, no record of her service exists, Bauer charged.

Her PTSD from not serving was the root cause of the DUIs, too, your honor.

Read the rest here: American Military News

Category: "Teh Stoopid", Crime, Stolen Valor

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    I have a bad case of lack a wanna give a big crap if this drunk, lying bitch ever gets out of the county jail. She needs to Put That Sh^t Down!

    I had a big case of a lot a wanna be visiting this place in Murdo today.

    http://www.pioneerautoshow.com/

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Oh, you do, too? I have a very, very bad case of ‘wannakickerbutt’, but my foot won’t reach quite that far.

      What to do, what to do…? Hmmmm…. Oh, I know: tell everyone about her!!!

  2. Green Thumb says:

    The False Commander “Phony” Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics) would be proud.

    If only Phildo had a daughter…

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Maybe Phildo and Psul/Palmer of the ballsack can give her pointers on how to deal with being in the county lockup?

  3. Hack Stone says:

    It’s 1076 miles from Wilkes Barr PA to Merritt Island Florida, but only 221 miles to their Reston VA office. Will All Points Logistics be providing her a relocation fee?

    • Green Thumb says:

      She was probably driving back from there from a meeting hence her being wasted.

      Drinking up those taxpayer-funded dollars is one of Phildo’s All-Points Logistics hallmarks. As are DUI’s.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Did she make a stop over at your place of employment, Hack? Maybe to solicit a bid for some overpriced software? Or to find out if Elaine Ricci was in?

  4. The Other Whitey says:

    What a twat.

  5. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    The Judge ought to give her at least six months in the can for lying about having any Military Service!

    • Comm Center Rat says:

      I did a double take too with that judge’s slap on the wrist so I read the entire article. Fortunately, Judge Barrasse vacated her sentence in the days following her hearing. She will be resentenced on Wednesday at 10:45 AM according to the District Attorney.

      In many states, two DUIs within a 10 year period makes the second one a felony. Don’t know the PA laws, but it seems crazy giving any veteran such special treatment for multiple drunk driving violations regardless of deployment history.

      Sorry I think I hit the Report Comment by accident.

      • Hack Stone says:

        You know how you can donate some of your vacation hours to someone in your company with a medical issue? Maybe they have a similar program for all of us Deplorables who are smart enough not to be driving after consuming alcohol to donate our “Veteran First DUI Get Out Trouble Pass” to a deserving veteran with a substance abuse problem. Yeah, Hack is looking at you, Wittgenfeld.

      • Twist says:

        In my State it’s the 3rd DUI that’s a felony. If it’s been at least 10 years between the 2nd and 3rd the DA and the Judge have discretion on whether or not it is a felony or misdemeanor.

  6. Slow Joe says:

    This thread is worthless without pictures.

    Is she hott or nott?

    That would splain the judge’s behavior.

  7. Skippy says:

    She has a huge karma debt coming

  8. Ret_25X says:

    According to her linkedin profile she works at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

    NEPA is full of drunks and retards. She appears to check both boxes.