Paul Alan White; repeat phony

| June 22, 2013

Paul Alan White

Someone dropped off a link on our Facebook page about Paul Alan White who pleaded guilty back in April for impersonating a CIA and an FBI agent, not at the same time. Apparently, he did it to steal some folks’ PII.

White’s coworker at the engineering firm filed a complaint with the FBI in December 2011, alleging that White was impersonating who she believed to be an FBI agent.

She told Houston police and FBI agents that White tried to recruit her in March 2011 to work for the FBI. She said she saw what she thought was FBI identification around his neck and that he showed her a wallet with a badge on it.

He told the coworker he was in “Special Ops” and performed missions for them, court records state.

That same month, he had the coworker fill out a SF-86 security clearance form on a computer. The form included her personal information, including family members’ names, education, employment history, Social Security number, driver’s license number and passport number.

But that wasn’t his first time pretending to be something he’s not. In 2002, he went to jail for forging his DD214 and stealing stuff from folks and the government;

Paul Alan White, 47, of the 2100 block of Tanglewilde, was arrested without incident at his home about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He is in jail charged with impersonating a decorated war hero and forging his military discharge papers to show rank and awards he never earned.

An affidavit filed in the case by HPD Sgt. P.J. Schneider, who is assigned to an FBI-HPD task force, says White has repeatedly worn the uniform of a U.S. Marine Corps Warrant Officer.

White adorned his unearned uniform with the Navy Cross, second only to the Medal of Honor as the Navy’s highest award for heroism, the Silver Star, which is awarded for extraordinary heroism in combat, and the Purple Heart, which is awarded for wounds received in combat.

White also wore a Vietnam Service Ribbon, indicating combat duty in that country.

In real life, White served in the Marine Corps from November 1973 to November 1976 and achieved the rank of E-5, Shelby said. He said White was never overseas, and never saw combat during his military service.

During that one, he was out on parole from a 40-year sentence for another theft charge. Stolen Valor is always just a symptom of the disease.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. FrostyCWO says:

    There’s a special place reserved in hell for someone who impersonates a Warrant Officer. It’s right next to the room full of fat free, sugar free donuts and the decaf coffee. I think there might be a keg of O’Doul’s there as well!

  2. NR Pax says:

    But it’s a victimless crime. What are you all so upset about?

  3. A Proud Infidel & Patriot says:

    I hope he gets raped in the rump by the most sadistic inmates in his jail!!

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    They simply don’t learn, do they? Well, at least he’s busted — again.

  5. USMCBRIT1 says:

    CIA, FBI and a Corps Gunner-all phony. Why do these guys not get serious jail time? What he could do with the info he coerced out of the co-worker is scary.

  6. Just An Old Dog says:

    I saw this Yesterday and figured it would get a place here. A real piece of work. How the hell can this guy weasel out of a 40 year sentence get busted for impersonating a Warrant Officer and still be waking free years later to pull this crap?

  7. Hack.Stone says:

    I hope that when he was impersonating a Warrant Officer, it wasn’t as a Base Telephone Officer.

    Yeah, CWO5USMC, that zing was at you. We need to tip a few frosty ones, again. how about we meet at “The Old Bean Factory”?

  8. Azygos says:

    So he enlisted in the Marines at 7 years old? Did I do my math wrong? 47 years old born in 1966 enlisted in the marines in 1973?

  9. Azygos says:

    And that has to be the worst toupee eveh’

  10. USMCBRIT1 says:

    I was a “kiddie cruiser” (joined the Corps at 17 & 1/2)-but I don’t believe the Corps is so hard up a to take ’em that young (or at any age for this Gunner imposter).

  11. Pineywoods NCO says:

    Once a turd, always a turd.

  12. TheCloser says:

    @8- He was 47 in 2002.

  13. Green Thumb says:



  14. USMCBRIT1 says:

    @ 12 Closer-I still have hemorrhoids older than this turd (and they’re better looking than him too!).

  15. OWB says:

    Sick, sick, sicko.

    Why should he change now? It’s what he knows and it has worked so well for him so. Unfortunately, for the rest of the human race.

  16. FatCircles0311 says:

    “White also wore a Vietnam Service Ribbon, indicating combat duty in that country”

    uhhhhhh, no.

  17. Sparks says:

    He worked for an engineering firm and his math is that bad? I know we had some seventeen year old’s but seven? NAVY Cross, Silver Star VSM. Man when these guys go over the edge they go big don’t they.

  18. Hondo says:

    Sparks: he was 47 in 2002. That makes it theoretically possible for him to have served during the Vietnam Era – he’d have turned 17 in 1972. That’s consistent with the information above stating that he served in the USMC from 1973 to 1976.

    But yeah, his math still sucks. He’d need to be 3 to 5 years older for his claims to have served heroically in Vietnam to be plausible. By 1972, we were essentially done regarding ground combat in Vietnam.

  19. Combat Historian says:

    Honda, if he was seventeen and somehow got himself assigned to a MACV advisory team in 1972, he might have had his chance at glory during the 1972 NVA Easter offensive, but 17 year olds on advisory teams was pretty rare in 1972, or any other year during Vietnam.

  20. Combat Historian says:

    @19 was for Hondo, not Honda.

  21. Seriously? says:

    I cannot believe this guy is still at it. I knew him in Texas in the 80s when the NIS investigated him for impersonating a Blue Angel and for credit card fraud, among many other charges. Wow.

  22. Seriously? says:

    BTW, the name he used in the 80s was Jonathan Alan Davenport. The NIS caught up with him when he applied for a job in a Dallas PI law firm as an aviation investigator.

  23. CWO2USMCR75-92 says:

    Its a no brainer that the best part of this piece of whale shit ran down the crack of his momma’s ass when he was spawned.

  24. Green Thumb says:

    Paul (of the Ballsack) and Phildo’s hero.

    I bet they have a picture of this guy on their walls.

  25. RedNeckerson says:

    Oh, impersonate MY rank you shitheel. Die in a fire scumbag. And the EX in Ex-Marine is appropriate for this ‘nozzle.
    My favorite line from the article? “White, an office manager for a Houston accounting firm, does not have the lengthy and distinguished military career he claimed. He does, however, have a lengthy criminal record.” Yea, he’s a goner. Good riddance.