Jonathan Wade Short “Poppin My Collar”
Source: Stolen Valor: Guardianofvalor.com Link
If anyone does decide to attend the sentencing, let us know, we would love to know how it goes.
We received a copy of the plea agreement for Short’s case, which also highlights some other things.
He was charged with violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 912, 1343, 1036, and 1001, and plead guilty to Title 18, United States Code, Sections 912 and 1343. Those sections read as follows:
Sec. 912. Officer or employee of the United States
Whoever falsely assumes or pretends to be an officer or employee acting under the authority of the United States or any department, agency or officer thereof, and acts as such, or in such pretended character demands or obtains any money, paper, document, or thing of value, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
(The above includes any Soldier, not to be misunderstood as being a Commissioned Officer as we in the Military know it. This means impersonating any Soldier, regardless of the rank.)
Sec. 1343. Fraud by wire, radio, or television
Whoever, having devised or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce, any writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both. If the violation occurs in relation to, or involving any benefit authorized, transported, transmitted, transferred, disbursed, or paid in connection with, a presidentially declared major disaster or emergency (as those terms are defined in section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122)), or affects a financial institution, such person shall be fined not more than $1,000,000 or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.
Seems he also unsuccessfully tried to join a VFW local to his area, of course those guys were smart enough to smell the lies and he was denied!
It also shed’s some light on how he was apprehended at Fort Knox by the MP’s:
On or about October 11, 2012, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, in the Western District of Kentucky, in the exclusive territorial jurisdiction of the United States, the defendant,
JONATHAN SHORT, was apprehended by Military Police at Fort Knox for impersonating a Soldier who witnessed a verbal altercation.
Following apprehension by Military Police at Fort Knox, and while in their custody, the defendant, JONATHAN
SHORT, told investigators in a sworn statement he had only worn a military uniform for two weeks, had done so in order to impress a woman, and gained nothing of value for
None of this was true, because he had worn the uniform since March 2012 and gained personal and financial benefits for doing so.
Here is a copy of the Plea, certain things we redacted for privacy purposes: