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Bogus Purple Heart claim for VA benefits gets 21 months in prison

May 6, 2017

From the Federal Times website

A former Marine who fraudulently claimed to have been awarded a Purple Heart to obtain additional pension benefits is headed to federal prison.

Brandon Ryan Blackstone, 35, was sentenced to 21 months in prison on April 21 after pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of fraudulent representation about the receipt of a military decoration for financial gain in U.S. District Court for Northern Texas.

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