Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Got Off Light, He Did.

A man who has appeared on Fox News as a guest "terrorism analyst" was sentenced to 33 months in prison on Friday on charges that he fraudulently claimed to have been a CIA agent for decades, U.S. prosecutors said. ... [Wayne] Simmons admitted that he defrauded the government in 2008 when he got work as a team leader in an Army program, and again in 2010 when he was deployed to Afghanistan as an intelligence adviser. ... Simmons also admitted to defrauding an unidentified woman out of $125,000 in a bogus real estate investment. When he was arrested, Simmons illegally possessed two firearms, which he was barred from having because of prior felonies, including a state conviction and two federal firearms violations.
Last time I checked, possession a firearm after a felony conviction is good for a five to ten year stretch. Between that and the other charges, it's hard to imagine that if Tyrone Hernandez had committed those crimes, that ol' Tyrone wouldn't be going away for a lot longer than 33 months.

Simmons should send a nice gift basket to his lawyer.

(H/T)

1 comment:

Chuck Pergiel said...

Curious. The story says Wayne Simmons was a "defensive back for the National Football League's New Orleans Saints". There was a Wayne Simmons that played in the NFL, but he played for the Packers, not the Saints, and he's dead now anyway (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Simmons_(American_football)). The Saints have had several players named Simmons, but none name Wayne Simmons. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_New_Orleans_Saints_players#S)
Makes me wonder what's going on.