Kenneth E. Jozwiak; phony SEAL sentenced

| May 19, 2017

Earlier this year we talked about Kenneth E. Jozwiak who pleaded guilty “to unlawfully exhibiting a military discharge certificate, theft of government money, making false statements to federal agents, and attempting to obstruct an official proceeding” in Federal court. The Department of Justice reports that he was sentenced yesterday;

A Wisconsin man was sentenced to more than four years in prison for crimes related to his false claims that he was a Navy SEAL wounded four times in Vietnam, said David A. Sierleja, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Gavin McClaren, Resident Agent in Charge of the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General’s Cleveland office.

Kenneth E. Jozwiak, 68, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, previously pleaded guilty to unlawfully exhibiting a military discharge certificate, theft of government money, making false statements to federal agents, and attempting to obstruct an official proceeding.

“This defendant’s lies about his service are an affront to those who saw combat and those wounded fighting on behalf of our nation,” Sierleja said. “This defendant did neither, and falsely inflated his service record in an effort to get additional benefits.”

“Falsifying service records to defraud taxpayers and plagiarize other veterans valorous service will not be tolerated,” McClaren said.

According to the DoJ, Jozwiak used a forged DD214 to scam the VA, then he lied to investigators and finally, engaged in witness-tampering. After all was said and done, he scammed the VA out of $2289. Was it worth it, Ken?

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    “Was it worth it, Ken?”

    Ask him in a few weeks, after the boys at the BTJT Deli (Home of the World-Famous Cockmeat Sammich and Ghey Whey shake) properly “welcome him”.

  2. Doc Savage says:

    Four years prison for $2289…….that was quite the payoff, wasn’t it? jackass.

    • Hondo says:

      I’d guess the witness tampering conviction is what got him serious time. The forged DD214 is only a misdemeanor, and that amount of fraud is piddling.

      Regardless: kudos to the judge for hammering this bastard. And kudos to the prosecutor who cared enough to go after him.

      • Graybeard says:

        Something someone here keeps saying about “rancid cherries” comes to mind.
        And “doubling down on da stoopid.”

        Whatever the technicals, he dug his own grave and jumped in willingly.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Did he ever actually put in time, or was he a draft dodger? I don’t recall that being settled.

  3. IDC SARC says:


    • Mick says:

      Followed by:


      (that was the sound of his cell door slamming shut)

  4. Graybeard says:

    Enjoy your time, Ken. /s

    Good on the judge.

  5. Wilted Willy says:

    Great! Glad this poser bastard got some hard time! And for only a paltry $2K! I figure my brother has scammed the Va for well over a half a million by now for his phony PTSD $3K a month now for years! When will the VA ever go after this lying scumbag and put him in prison where he belongs. He is also a felon in posseson of a fire arm! I can’t get anyone even interested in looking at him? How do I get this phony bastard arrested???

  6. Combat Historian says:

    FFS, a 68-year old senior citizen; as Jonn says above: “was it worth it, Ken” ???

  7. The Stranger says:


    Enjoy your time in the slammer!
    You know why they call it the slammer?
    You’ll find out soon enough!

  8. The Old Maj says:

    Most criminals don’t do a risk/ reward matrix prior to beginning a life of crime. They simply see an opportunity and think they can get away with it.

    In the final analysis it is almost never worth it if they get caught. For every Madoff you have a million others who never see a penny.

  9. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Yet another one goes off into the harem of Bubba & Thor…

  10. AW1Ed says:

    68 years old? Surprised he’s lasted this long considering the life choices he’s made.

  11. Hack Stone says:

    Will this conviction jeopardize his sitting on the Board Of Directors at All Points Logistics?

  12. Sparks says:

    Another…Friday Morning Feel Good Story!

  13. Eden says:

    Is it my imagination, or are actual prosecutions of Stolen Valor on the increase? Maybe some prosecutors and judges are finally finding something in their nether regions besides pocket lint?

  14. Atkron says:

    Now Kenneth E. Jozwiak can go eat a dick, for real.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      *Cell door slams shut*

      Burly Cellmate: Gonna be together for a while, like we’re married. You wanna be the Husband or the Wife?

      Kenneth E. Jozwiak: HUSBAND!

      Burly Cellmate: Awright by me, now GET OVER HERE and suck your Wife’s dick, BITCH!

      Kenneth E. Jozwiak: ……