RETIRED LT COLONEL RIPPED OFF VETERANS
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A retired Illinois Air National Guard light colonel got off easy this week when a federal judge slapped him on the wrist for scamming money from the Veterans Administration for a phony disability. He had claimed he suffered from PTSD due to combat service in Vietnam.
The former air crew enlisted man submitted dummied-up documents to the V.A. maintaining he had been wounded when his C-130 Spectre gunship was shot down during that war. The problem is - the liar never set foot in Nam. His entire military service was with the Air Guard.
William R. Jones should have been hit with a heavier penalty that a mere eight months behind bars and the $40,000 fine he got at his sentencing in U.S. District Court, Rock Island, Ill. His crimes cried out for a lot more punishment than this.
JONES FAKED DOCUMENTS
The 68 year-old pal of former president Barack Hussein Obama staged an elaborate fraud when he submitted a false DD-214 and other documents alleging he had been awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. That decoration can only be awarded for bravery in a combat zone.
Court papers show that Jones received some $71,500 in undeserved disability pension payments based upon his phony claims of "suffering" from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Now he will have to make restitution for the full amount.
Jones is just another punk who has dishonored real combat veterans by portraying himself as something he is not. But worse than "wannabees," who parade around their hometowns in store-bought military uniforms, claiming to be some kind of war hero, this scamster not only wore decorations he was not entitled to, he tried to cheat the government out of money he didn't deserve. And for that, he deserves our utter contempt.