[1] 29 - Stolen Valor Act

A person who falsely:

  • Claims to be an active-duty or reservist member of the military or national guard.

  • Claims to be a veteran.

  • Embellishes their current or former rank within the armed services.

  • Claims to have received a military award or decoration.

A veteran is an individual who was discharged or released from active duty.

Disambiguation: For the purpose of this code, 'veteran' includes all discharged former service members, including those who were dishonorably discharged, or are classified as disabled veterans, "recently separated" veterans, wartime veterans, campaign veterans, or protected veterans.


Sentence: 200 Seconds VMenu Sentence: 10 Minutes Economy Fines: $2,000 Additional Fines: If this violation is conducted with the intention of obtaining money, property, or other tangible benefit, then an additional fine of $10,000 shall be assessed.

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