For a change, this one doesn’t involve firearms. But I think it still qualifies.
Poor guy. He was unable to work, and unemployed. He said it was due to his injuries while in the military. He had a bad back and a “mental condition” that prevented him from working.
So he went down to the VA and applied for disability. The VA took care of him – to the tune of about $200,000 in benefits.
There was only one problem: after a while, the VA checked up on him. And it turns out the guy was . . . well, lying.
While “unemployable” and drawing VA bennies, it turns out he had been working for a wreath manufacturer, as a fisherman, and as a painter. Oops.
Yesterday, Richard Ramsdell Jr, age 38, pleaded guilty in Federal court in Bangor, ME. He’s facing a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and full restitution.
Hope you’re reading this, Joe Cryer. And I hope you’re looking over your shoulder.
You should be.