Our friends at Fox5 in Atlanta report that jury selection began yesterday in Cherokee County in preparation for the jury trial of valor thief Shane Ladner which is supposed to begin Monday;
Despite Ladner’s so-called military “document” listing the Purple Heart award, Cherokee County prosecutors don’t believe him. He faces one count of making a false statement to Cherokee County Sheriff’s investigators and six counts of making a false statement to the Cherokee County Tax Commissioner in connection to those tax-free license plates.
Ladner sued FOX 5 over our original reporting, a lawsuit that was dismissed. He is appealing.
And for those hoping to hear from Ladner on the witness stand, they may be disappointed. According to a motion filed by his attorney, Ladner “will not testify at the trial of this case.”
Our buddy, Randy Travis delivers an excellent summary of events leading up to the trial;
We didn’t bust Ladner, but we were able to lend our expertise to Fox5’s lawyers when Ladner sued them. Too bad Ladner won’t testify on his own behalf, I’m sure that would be entertaining.
Category: Phony soldiers