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US ATTORNEY HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE ON “OPERATION STOLEN VALOR”
Western District of Washington a Leader in Prosecution of Phoney Veteran Cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2007

United States Attorney Jeffrey C. Sullivan will be joined for a press conference by Doug Carver, Special Agent in Charge of the Veteran’s Affairs Office of Inspector General and B.G. Burkett, Author of the book “Stolen Valor” which details numerous cases of fakes and frauds claiming to be decorated veterans.

U.S. Attorney Sullivan will describe “Operation Stolen Valor” resulting in more than half a dozen cases of northwest defendants pretending to be decorated veterans. Both Special Agent in Charge Carver and Author Burkett can provide further insights to this phenomenon.

The press conference is scheduled for noon on Friday, September 21 at the Federal Courthouse, 700 Stewart Street. The press conference will be in the 19th floor conference room.

Before the press conference at 10:00 a.m., Jesse Macbeth will be sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik for his false statements regarding his military service. View details on the case against Macbeth.

What: Sentencing of Jesse Macbeth / with press conference to follow

When: Sentencing: 9/21/07; 10:00 a.m.
Press conference: Noon

Where: Sentencing: 15th floor
Press conference: 19th Floor, Federal Courthouse, 700 Stewart Street, Seattle

Broadcast media please arrive by 11:40 AM to clear security and set up.

Press Contact for Logistical Assistance: Emily Langlie, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Attorney’s Office: (206) 553-4110 // Cell: (206) 276-5288.

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