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kentmitchell
12-29-06, 06:49 AM
Congress Passes Stolen Valor Act
Congress has passed the Stolen Valor Act of 2005, which would impose up to six months in jail and as much as a $5,000 fine for anyone who falsely claims "verbally or in writing" to have received any military award. The penalties would be doubled for frauds who claim to have received awards for valor, such as the Distinguished Service Cross, Air Force Cross, Navy Cross, Silver Star, Medal of Honor and Purple Heart. Also covered are ribbons, buttons, rosettes or "any other colorable imitation" of an award. Under earlier law, frauds could escape prosecution if they claimed to have received the awards but didn't wear them. The bill went to the president for signature.

bigdog43701
12-29-06, 07:21 AM
'bout time

SuNmAN
12-29-06, 10:23 AM
guess the guys in Wedding Crashers would be committing a felony lol

jinelson
01-21-07, 07:16 PM
Wow I missed this during the holidays and checked the Bill status today. It did indeed pass both houses unanomously by voice vote on December 6th and signed into law by the President on December 20, 2006. I have been watching this Bill for a couple of years and thought that it was doomed after the November election as it was stalled in committee. It seems that it was reauthored and brought up for vote as a new Bill without changes. If only all government business could be dealt with bilaterally like this was we could have a system that is actually by and for the people.

Jim

capmarine
01-21-07, 10:10 PM
found out here in oklahoma we have a such a law,not as restrictive,but its a felony-dont know the particulars.