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Fraud By Vet Imoses Severe Penalties


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Geezzzz I mean fraud 'imposes' potential penalties- I am really disturbed by this story.I don't know how people like this sleep at night.

But more importantly, how is it that you Honorable men and women have to Prove everything you claim to the VA and yet this wannabee SC Hero apparently was never even asked to cough up his SC disability status to sign contracts under the

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program.

The potential penalties he got are severe but in my opinion wont be enough.


KANSAS CITY, KAN. – The owner of a Missouri construction company has pleaded guilty to defrauding a federal program that set aside contracts for businesses owned by service-disabled veterans, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Warren K. Parker, 70, Blue Springs, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud against the United States, one count of major program fraud, one count of wire fraud, one count of money laundering and one count of making a false statement.

In his plea, Parker admitted he falsely claimed to be a service-disabled veteran and a war hero in order to obtain more than $6.7 million in contracts from the Veterans Administration and more than $748,000 in contracts from the Department of Defense. The contracts were awarded under the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program.

After an extensive investigation, federal agents determined that Parker and his company, Silver Star Construction LLC of Blue Springs, Mo., and Stilwell, Kan., fraudulently claimed Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business status in order to obtain federal government contracts. In fact, Parker never was classified as a service-disabled veteran by the Veterans Administration or the Department of Defense.

In March 2011, Parker submitted a fraudulent resume in which he manufactured a history as a war hero, including a record of service in Vietnam, claiming he was awarded three Silver Stars, three Purple Heart Medals and other citations. State and federal records show that Parker served in the Missouri National Guard from 1963 to 1968, he spent six months on active duty. In 1968 he was honorably discharged as a Senior Engineer Equipment Mechanic with the rank of Specialist E-5. His only decoration was an expert rifle badge. He never left the state of Missouri while on active duty or while assigned to the Missouri National Guard.

Parker pleaded guilty to the forfeiture counts of the indictment which will result in a $6.8 million judgment being entered against him in favor of the United States. He also agreed the immediate forfeiture of personal property, including a notebook Parker labeled “Book of Death” which contained list of Vietnam war “sniper kills.” Sentencing is set for June 16. Parker faces a potential sentence of up to 30 years in prison.

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GRADUATE ! Nov 2nd 2007 American Military University !

When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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The word LIFE comes to mind for him. Possible 30 years, he will get 10 years and get out in 2 years for good behavior! Hang him and display it on TV!

We could end these kind of problems.

It's just sad!

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"

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