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Traffic stop of Yucaipa man leads to exposure of phony SEAL (CA)
San Bernardino Sun ^ | 04/21/2013 | Beatriz Valenzuela

Posted on 04/22/2013 10:59:45 AM PDT by george76

After years of pretending to be a Navy SEAL and a member of law enforcement, a Rhode Island felon is facing multiple years in California and Rhode Island prisons after finally slipping up because of expired vehicle tags.

William Burley pleaded not guilty to charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and in possession of ammunition on Wednesday in Morongo Superior Court. Just the previous week in the same court, Burley, a Yucaipa resident, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, a prohibited person in possession of ammunition and receiving stolen property.

Due to special allegations of having a prior strike against him, Burley could be facing four years in a California prison before being sent back to Rhode Island to face imprisonment there

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Burley had been able to avoid detection for nearly eight years

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Burley wasn't content just to claim to be a SEAL for free drinks or pats on the back. A team of investigators alleges that Burley used the lie to bilk people out of tens of thousands of dollars.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailybulletin.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Connecticut; US: North Carolina; US: Rhode Island; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: burley; dhs; navy; navyseal; seal; stolenvalor; williamburley

1 posted on 04/22/2013 10:59:45 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Didn’t the SC say it was okay to be a phony SEAL?


2 posted on 04/22/2013 11:02:15 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: george76

I used to be a seal, took forever to get the bark down never mind dealing with the fish breath.

but seriously, glad this guy is off the streets


3 posted on 04/22/2013 11:04:02 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: george76

Was it Jesse Ventura?


4 posted on 04/22/2013 11:05:18 AM PDT by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: driftdiver

I gave up when they started with the horns.


5 posted on 04/22/2013 11:06:19 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: ltc8k6; george76

I sure hope someone keeps these assholes on a "list" somewhere when the cw2 balloon goes up!

6 posted on 04/22/2013 11:07:35 AM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: george76

Are these idiots so stupid that they don’t know there’s a list of EVERY individual that’s ever gone through BUDS training?


7 posted on 04/22/2013 11:16:47 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: george76

So when three workers from a charity were kidnapped in Somalia this scumbucket bilked them for $50,000 claiming he could get the hostages out.

I think rather than waste our tax money keeping this guy locked up the obvious solution is to do what he promised and drop him in Somalia; and I don’t mean in the nice area.


8 posted on 04/22/2013 11:22:14 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: george76
Sir! I voted for Obama. How dare you impune, inpumg, in.., question my bona fides!

9 posted on 04/22/2013 11:45:48 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." -- Sigmund Freud)
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To: george76

But it’s perfectly legal, right?


10 posted on 04/22/2013 11:49:18 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: george76

Every deployed location I've ever been to has plenty of lawns and privacy fences for great picture poses.

11 posted on 04/22/2013 11:49:58 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Based on a letter from an 8 year old…school is now illegal...'cuz it’s yuckey and dumb'.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy
hole # 9 at the Afghan Augusta.
12 posted on 04/22/2013 11:52:30 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: frankenMonkey

He’s missing the new “Atari Pilot” award that Panetta cooked up.


13 posted on 04/22/2013 11:58:55 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: DCBryan1

Guy sure looks like a Pinniped but, he ain’t no SEAL....


14 posted on 04/22/2013 12:11:34 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: frankenMonkey

his beard is weird

his ‘stache is trash


15 posted on 04/22/2013 1:31:02 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Pan_Yan

There’s a nice area in Somalia?

}:-)4


16 posted on 04/22/2013 3:52:30 PM PDT by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
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To: Moose4

” There’s a nice area in Somalia? “

It’s kind of relative. The northern autonomous parts, Somaliland and Puntland, are probably safer than Chicago for what it’s worth. At least the north side of Chicago.


17 posted on 04/22/2013 4:17:12 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy
Most dangerous place
I ever served.
18 posted on 04/22/2013 4:19:55 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot
Most dangerous place I ever served.

Somebody had to do it!

19 posted on 04/23/2013 6:17:16 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Based on a letter from an 8 year old…school is now illegal...'cuz it’s yuckey and dumb'.)
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To: itsahoot

Ah, Subic Bay. I see my first wife in that picture. What’s she doing with my brother, I wonder?


20 posted on 04/23/2013 6:33:15 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy
Somebody had to do it!

Fifty years ago, seems like a lifetime. Oh wait it was a lifetime ago. :)

21 posted on 04/23/2013 11:52:13 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Safetgiver
What’s she doing with my brother, I wonder?

Wife for the stay, they had the option of a husband for every group.

Great people there. When I was there the kids stood atop a pole in sh#t river and dove for coins in water that was so dirty it would be impossible to see anything. The shanties were built out over the rivers edge where raw sewage was a direct deposit.

Monkey meat on a stick was a delicacy that I would enjoy even today.

22 posted on 04/23/2013 12:00:45 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot

Yep. WE flew over from VN to Clark and picked up trucks to take to Subic Bay for ammo to take back to CU Chi, or wherever we were at, and while the Marines loaded up our trucks at the gate to the ammo dump we walked over that bridge to the AFP and checked in our weapons and were allowed to go downtown. I swear, I was in that bar at some time and saw those same girls and they DID NOT LOOK alike as some guys say about anyone of some other race. I pretty near spit my beer out looking at that picture. They (being used to Marines and Navy) didn’t recognize our uniforms, and flocked to us like chickens at cracked corn.


23 posted on 04/23/2013 12:14:30 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: george76
Glad he was busted!

I don’t often run into fake vets of any kind, partially due to the vanity license plate on my car.
And because I am just not interested in wasting what little extra funds I have on drunks and liars.

I tried to help the few I have encountered,still keep a spare blanket and jacket in the car, when it gets cold.

I did once run into a fake SEAL.
Professional panhandling sorry SOB was trying to hit up lone women for spare change on his standard local rounds, and chanced to encounter me in a public parking lot.

We exchanged words, before he picked up his prop walker and scurried off down the street to the house down the block where he lives.

I told the other women, the chances of a former SEAL approaching lone women in a parking lot, aggressively demanding money, is at absolute zero.

I hate liars!

24 posted on 04/23/2013 4:49:06 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: frankenMonkey
Got nothing on this guy....


25 posted on 04/23/2013 4:53:09 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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