Operation Stolen Valor

The VA says it's in the midst of a crackdown on phony military heroes.

Operation Stolen Valor

Phony Military
Phony Military
Phony Military
Phony Military
Phony Military
Phony Military
Phony Military
Phony Military
Phony Military
Carlos Riosvalle: Claiming he had been "shot down while a pilot during WWII", Riosvalle bilked the Department of Veterans Affairs out of $22,818 in benefits. He also claimed he had served in the well-known "American Volunteer Group" in China and had been awarded medals of valor. In fact, Riosvalle is a resident alien who has never served in the military -- ever. He was sentenced to four days in jail and ordered to pay $28,910 in restitution. Riosvalle is now in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Washington state.

Read the full Blotter. (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General)

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