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Skip to comments.Man who claimed Iraq war crimes accused of fraud
Posted on 05/19/2007 8:23:53 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
A man who tried to position himself as a leader of the anti-war movement by claiming to have participated in war crimes while serving in Iraq is facing federal charges of falsifying his record.
Jesse Adam Macbeth, 23, formerly of Phoenix, garnered much attention on blogs and in some alternative media after he began claiming in 2005 to have been awarded a Purple Heart for his service, which he said included slaughtering innocents in a Fallujah mosque.
His story was contradicted by his true discharge form, showing that he was kicked out of the Army after six weeks at Fort Benning, Ga., in 2003 because of his "entry-level performance and conduct."
A complaint unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle charged him with one count of using or possessing a forged or altered military-discharge certificate, and one count of making false statements in seeking benefits from Veterans Affairs.
LaMont Stokes, an agent with the VA's Office of the Inspector General, wrote in the charging papers that Macbeth collected more than $10,400 in benefits to which he was not entitled.
Iraq Veterans Against the War and other organizations removed his allegations from their Web sites after learning they were false.
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Forever because they will say the stress of knowing this was going on made him crack.
Honestly, a hanging is to good for him.
Jeeze,this idiot was getting VA benefits on top of
trying to defame the US Military.
Hope he gets the max in the pen.
Play time`s over Jesse.
I pulled him up on wikipedia and just for the heck of it went to the dKos link that is there.
After Downing Street was fooled, for one thing. But you’ll notice that it didn’t effect them much.
A John Kerry wannabe Purple Heart story and all.