What is the length of imprisonment for misrepresenting Military Decor under the Stolen Valor Act?
- 5 to 10 years (32% people answered this)
- 1 to 5 years (20% people answered this)
- 1 year or less (12% people answered this)
- None (34% people answered this)
1264 people answered.
Correct answer is: 1 year or less
The Associated Press reports that the House has passed the latest version of the Stolen Valor Act in a 390-3 vote. 40 members of Congress didn’t vote, the three who voted against it were Justin Amash (R-MI), Paul Broun (R-GA), and Thomas Massie (R-KY). The bill, which amends Section 704 of title 18, United States Code, says: "Fraudulent Representations About Receipt of Military Decorations or Medals- Whoever, with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds oneself out to be a recipient of a decoration or medal described in subsection (c)(2) or (d) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than one year, or both." The question remains... What is a “tangible benefit”? Please click on the following link for more information about this shady term: http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=35743
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The Stolen Valor Act, sponsored by Nevada Republican Joe Heck, is a second attempt by the House to revive a law on fraudulent claims to medals that was struck down by the Supreme Court in June last year. The legislation is identical to a measure that passed the House overwhelmingly last September but saw no Senate action before the last session of Congress ended. The vote Monday, May 20th, 2013 was 390-3.