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Navy SEAL Imposter Headed to Federal Prison After Real SEAL Exposes the Fraud

By Tribunist Staff:

There’s nothing new about people pretending to be something or someone they’re not. Yet stories like this one still crop up. Why people engage in this sort of fraud remains a mystery, but one thing is certain: they get caught. And when they do, it is oddly satisfying to watch them flounder. Today’s case is a man who pretended to be a Navy SEAL.

The US Dept of Justice has announced that William Burley has signed a written confession in which he admits that “between July 17, 2012, and Oct. 8, 2012, he devised a scheme to defraud IAS America and IAS International.”

Defrauding non-profit organizations meant to provide assistance to veterans is a good way to make powerful enemies, and Burley has now been sentenced to three years in a federal prison….

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