Man Pleads Guilty for Wearing Unearned Medals

1 decade 1 year 11 months ago Thursday, February 01 2007 Feb 1, 2007 Thursday, February 01, 2007 5:59:26 PM CST February 01, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS - A 48 year-old St. Louis man pleaded guilty to federal charges for wearing military medals that he didn't earn. U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway announced the plea today by Michael Gerald Weilbacher. He faces up to six months in prison and a $5,000 fine when he is sentenced April 13. Hanaway says Weilbacher appeared at a U.S. Marine Corps Ball on November eleventh, wearing several medals. Several people who were there contacted the F.B.I. over concerns that he was not authorized to wear them. Hanaway says Weilbacher's actions, quote, "dishonor those who have made real sacrifices serving our country."

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