Military Tries to Crack Down on Frauds

Monday, February 20, 2012

People go to great lengths to fabricate military service. For every real Navy SEAL the FBI estimates there are hundreds of impostors. Xavier Alvarez, for example is an impostor. Alvarez, once a member of a California water-district board, lied at a public meeting about being a war hero specifically that he was awarded the Medal of Honor. But his lies did more than make him an outcast. They made him a criminal.  

Jeffrey Rosen, is professor of law at George Washington University. Doug Sterner is the curator for the Military Times Hall of Valor.


Jeffrey Rosen and Doug Sterner

Comments [1]

thomas molano from nyc

Dear Sirs,I would love to see politians put in prison for lying. They cause a lot more damage to society than some "nutty bragart" tommym

Feb. 20 2012 12:13 PM

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