Stolen valor: Challenges to fake medals met with criticism

Pat McMahon Contributor
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At a time when returning soldiers are regarded as national heroes and the number of war dead continues to rise, lying about medals affixed to a military uniform is seen as a lie so foul, it is criminal.

A Texas man is caught posing as a highly-decorated soldier at a public event.

It is being challenged now in federal court. Xavier Alvarez, a California man convicted in 2007 of falsely claiming to be a decorated Marine, is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to overturn the conviction and rule the Stolen Valor Act unconstitutional. A ruling could come at any time.

Full story: Stolen Valor: Challenges to Fake Medals Met with Criticism – ABC News