We would hope and encourage that the Attorney's General Office of Conneticut pursue prosecution of the Stolen Valor Act against this contemptous career politician who has embellished his "record" in the pursuit of power and prestige not earned. There can be no doubt that his claims of Viet Nam Veteran status gained him votes in previous elections and there is little doubt that he has duped Veterans, Lawyers, and Voters into entrusting him when he is a liar.
Oh, but there will be die hard supporters that claim he didn't claim things he did not earn. There will be some that will claim that lying is the expected of politicians and the professional right of lawyers. There will be some that claim that a person has a "free speech right" to make up any lie they wish about their grand history. BS!
Lying is not protected speech. Hence there are laws against perjury, slander and libel. And to ensure that no one accuses of such, here is the politician/lawyer saying what is not true:
Given the deceitful methods of how he attained power, influence, and wealth, punitive measures need to be considered in removing the rewards of his crimes. Aside from prosecution for 1 year in jail and $10,000 fine, his ill-begotten riches should be given to Pro-Troop/Pro-Veteran Non-Partisan organizations such as the VFW, American Legion, Wounded Warriors, and Semper Fi Fund.