Fake war hero ordered to federal prison
Posted on December 3, 2012
HOUSTON -- A Shenadoah man who vastly altered his military record to reap the benefits of life as a highly-decorated war hero has been sentenced to 30 days in federal prison.
Paul A. Schroeder, 41, was convicted of altering a military or naval discharge certificate. The former director of counseling for the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Foundation was indicted earlier this year and was sentenced Monday morning by United States District Judge David Hittner. The judge rejected a defense request for probation and ordered Schroeder to spend a month in a federal detention facility and pay a $3,000 fine.
In 2010, as a representative for the PTSD Foundation, Schroeder appeared in a news story on KHOU 11 News professing how his Christian faith helped him overcome the demons he developed as a front-line soldier in Afghanistan and Somalia. Schroeder actually served only 9 years as a military policeman in the continental United States.
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