Posted: Thursday, September 13th 2012 at 3:42pm
House making lying about military serviced a crime
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The House has rewritten a law making it a crime to lie about military service or receiving military awards.
The House vote on what is known as the Stolen Valor Act comes three months after the Supreme Court struck down a previous law on falsifying military service on First Amendment free speech grounds.
The new bill gets around the court ruling by targeting those who lie about their military record with the intent of receiving payment or other benefits. Those found guilty of violating the proposed law could receive up to a year in prison.
The bill must still be considered by the Senate.
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