Sterling Orlando Scott tries scamming judge

| December 31, 2015 | 31 Comments

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Sterling Orlando Scott was a staff sergeant in the Army and he has at least one Afghanistan rotation. We’ve written about him twice, once last year when he was arrested in Maryland for trying to rip off the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Program while he was posing as an Army Sergeant Major, and once again this month when he was sentenced in Virginia for trying to scam the Army Emergency Relief Fund. TSO sends us a link to the Virginian-Pilot which reports that during the sentencing for his latest crime, he tried to scam the judge. Begging for leniency, he told the judge that he had been injured in an IED attack and that his best friend had died in his arms in Afghanistan in 2011.

But Scott’s military record shows no sign of a Purple Heart, which would typically be awarded to a soldier wounded in action, or a Combat Infantryman Badge, which would typically be awarded to a soldier who fought in active ground combat. And in an interview, one of Scott’s former Army supervisors said his staff could find no evidence Scott was injured in any such explosion.

“We could find no record of any combat injury,” said Sgt. Maj. LeRoy Haugland, who supervised Scott in 2012 and 2013 while working with a Warrior Transition Battalion in Fort Bliss, Texas. “No evacuation from Iraq for combat injuries. No record of any ordeal like that.”

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Scott’s attorney, however, defended his client in an interview. Kevin Pettrey said he knew before the sentencing hearing that Scott didn’t have a Purple Heart, but he believed that was because of how his client was discharged last year from the Army.

He was busted from Staff Sergeant to Private for scamming AER while he was still in the Army. This was after two tours of Iraq and the last to Afghanistan.

Scott didn’t specify from the stand where his Humvee was blown up, only saying it happened in 2011.

That would have been when Scott was in Afghanistan, but Pettrey said his client told him the explosion occurred in Iraq. Haugland said Scott told him he was injured in Baghdad, and court documents indicate Scott told at least one law enforcement officer a similar story.

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While undergoing treatment, Scott said his doctors prescribed him Percocet, morphine and other painkillers. He said he became addicted to the drugs, which he blamed for most of his legal troubles the past three years.

“The medications change you,” he said. “It alters you.”

Yeah, well, even that’s true in Scott’s case, there are thousands of war veterans who take their meds everyday and they don’t try to take things that aren’t theirs.

In all, Scott stole more than $11,000 from the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, documents said.

“I felt like after all I’d been through, someone owed me,” Scott said from the witness stand.

No one owes me anything that I didn’t earn.

Category: Dumbass Bullshit

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  1. HMCS (FMF) ret. says:

    Stolen Valor is the tip of the iceberg on this assclown:

    “Court and police records show Scott was arrested several times in the past five years, including once in 2010 for impersonating a police officer in Chesapeake and once in 2013 for impersonating a Border Patrol officer in Luling, Texas.

    Until recently, Scott also faced charges in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach of unlawful use of a vehicle and obtaining drugs by false pretense, respectively.”

    Got 10 months for fraud… 10 months of hearing the following from his cellmates:

    “Come toss my salad, bytch!”

  2. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Has he thrown the PTSD card as well? I wonder if he wasn’t a dirtbag before he went to the ME? Regardless, it’s time for him to be in the company of Bubba & Thor!

    Fuck. Him.

  3. B Woodman says:

    “I felt like after all I’d been through, someone owed me,” Scott said from the witness stand.”

    And there. .. . is the money shot. The “Entitlement mentality”, “the world owes me a living just because I exist”, “I’m a Special Snowflake, my mommy told me so”.

    I hereby dub thee with thy new name, Fa’Keem. Wear it well and proudly. Asshole.

  4. Dapandico says:

    Sterling should give up the scam and become a Community Organizer.

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    He’s not using his talents properly. He should go to Las Vegas where he could find work as a cocktail server and get big tips, and water down the drinks. No one would notice and there’s plenty of food at the buffet table.

  6. rb325th says:

    Way to live up to those Army Values, Private.

  7. Old 1SG, US Army (Retired) says:

    Article stated, “He said he subsequently underwent surgeries, one of which cost him a testicle.”

    Yeah, that sounds about right… blown up HMMWV, buddy dies in his arms, passes out, wounded by shrapnel, and loses one testical…

    Makes perfect sense to me… VA claim for TBI – Traumatic Ball Injury!

  8. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    Someone owes you?

    Fuck you. AFAIC, I was square the 1st and 15th of the month. Anything I’ve received (jack shit, to be honest) after I left is gravy.

    Since when is ripping off Navy Relief a right?

    Here’s what you’re owed, PRIVATE. Cockmeat sandwiches with extra man mayo, served between your buns. Get hot.

  9. Lars' Flaming Mangina says:

    I have found at least 134 instances of microaggression in the comments of this article – each one of you should check in your White Privilege at the door when commenting here!!!

    He was a soldier and we should be helping him, because if you don’t help someone who is a minority, YOU ARE RACIST!!!

    I will be taking the results of my investigation of this blog, and its readers to the next meeting of the Feminists Society (Men’s Auxiliary)of Berkley with a recommendation of placing you on the Banned List of subversive “guns and religion” websites. I am doing this because I know what is best for all of you!!!!

  10. ChipNASA says:


    Sterling, he only had one ball,
    Dullass, he had two but very small,
    Wickre, had something simmler,
    But poor old Bernath had no balls at all.

    Scott claimed he had PTSD
    Witty parachuted and landed in a tree
    Wickre, just keeps getting thicker
    And Bernath shoots catheter missiles from his pee pee

    (everybody SING!!!)

    Orlando is nothing but a thief
    Dallas shows he’s a giant queef
    Wickre, still is a spandex elf
    And Bernath can GO FUCK HIMSELF!!

    TAH DAH!!!

  11. Green Thumb says:

    He should have gone with the “Phildoenza” defense.

    I can steal, scam and cheat based on any claim that I want because I am entitled to line my pockets off the backs of others.

  12. Twist says:

    Fuck this guy. I’ve been hit with a few IEDs in my time and I haven’t stolen shit and nobody owes me a damn thing.

  13. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    “I felt like after all I’d been through, someone owed me,” Scott said from the witness stand.

    And there in a nutshell is where he was raised wrong…

  14. Richard says:

    I have had a pretty good life, probably better than I deserve. I thank God and my family and friends for the good things I have received that I didn’t earn – there have been some. I live in a pretty good country that has demanded less from me than I can give. I have tried to do my part. I am warm and dry and too-well fed and I feel like I made a contribution to my family, country, employers, and the many teams that I have worked with. I don’t think that I am exceptional – many receive more than they give.

    It appears that some people have a different opinion. Too bad.

  15. Jarhead says:

    Hey Bub! Dis be Joe Mama or Joe Sista?

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