Semper-lie gets sentenced

Recently several judges have been making Blogosphere headlines for some really stupid sentences.. The convicted child Molestor getting 60 days jail time, and the judge who refused to send a felon to prison because he was too short are some examples.. When a judge provides a sentence that is fitting to the crime it is noteworthy as well. The fact that it is funny as hell is why I am posting it here..

William Horvath of Whitefish had claimed to have served his country as a Marine, but never did. It’s the kind of offense that could easily be glossed over, but not for real veterans. Unfortunately for Horvath, U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy is a real veteran.

Molloy fashioned a unique sentence for Horvath. For 50 hours, Horvath must walk the sidewalk outside the federal courthouse from Missoula, revealing his shame on a sandwich board.

On the front will read, “I am a liar. I am not a Marine.” On the back will be the words: “I have never served my country. I have dishonored veterans of all wars.”

Horvath also must write letters of apology to local newspapers and to veterans groups.

Of course, one doesn’t have to be a veteran to be offended by someone like Horvath, who basks in the service and honor of others.

It is enough of a problem that some organizations have formed specifically to track down and expose impostors who claim military service they never performed.

No, it’s not yet a federal offense to feign a past of suffering as a POW or to tell chest-thumping stories of courageous service that never happened. But in Horvath’s case, he made the mistake of telling his phony tale to a probation officer, prompting the charge of making a false statement.

Now, the glory that Horvath tried to claim as his own has been transformed into public scorn, thanks to a creative sentence by Judge Molloy.

Full article here

Wonder how long it will be before the ACLU tries to get the sentence overturned on the basis that Judge Molloy’s prior service prejudiced his decision?

Hat tips to Sister Toldjah and Euphoric Reality

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