Joe Weeks facing investigation (Updated)

| September 9, 2014

Joseph Weeks

If you missed it in the comments this morning, this fellow, Joe Weeks, who we wrote about last month for embellishing his Air Force career, is being investigated for embezzling from his “Sons of Malta” charity fund according to Kalamazoo’s Channel 7 ;

Newschannel 3 has learned that the President of the group Sons of Malta, Joe Weeks, is being investigated by the FBI for claiming military honors he didn’t earn.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department is also investigating Weeks for possible embezzlement.

Sons of Malta is a biker group that organized the memorial motorcycle ride for fallen Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Eric Zapata.

Until last month, the group was filled with police officers, firefighters, and veterans, until many abruptly left when the allegations surfaced.

Newschannel 3 has been digging into the case for days, and made some surprising discoveries.

We’ve gotten multiple tips about Weeks wearing fake military badges, and as we looked into that, we also uncovered that he is being investigated by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department for embezzling from his charity.

We found multiple websites dedicated to exposing what’s called Stolen Valor.

They included allegations that Weeks is wearing a fraudulent Silver Star, among other awards, that he didn’t earn. The Silver Star is a parachutist badge and para-rescue badge.

Um, Channel 7 we thank you for the exposure, but a Silver Star is a medal for valor, not a badge.

From WWMT;

We’ve obtained the records from the Sons of Malta from this year showing Weeks made multiple trips to Firekeepers Casino, as well as a casino in Ohio.

They also show multiple checks paid by the club that bounced over the last few months.


Weeks tells us there was a power struggle within the Sons of Malta.

He says former members tried to take over, and when they couldn’t, he says they spread false accusations against him.


We reached out to the Attorney General’s office as well- to look into the status of the Sons of Malta and found that there is no record of them ever being a non-profit charity.


Weeks is frequently seen wearing a Silver Star and other badges, but when we looked into his military background we found no awards.

Weeks tells us he can prove those allegations are wrong. But when we asked he was not able to find his military paperwork.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. rb325th says:

    Was it freaking worth it Joe Weeks? Was it worth going to jail for?

  2. Combat Historian says:

    Managua Joe in all kinds of legal trouble, most of it not even pertaining to SV; why am I not surprised…

  3. 3/17 Air Cav says:

    I guess Joe couldn’t make ends meet on that hotel desk clerk job!

    Hey Joe, way to go! You dumb ass!

  4. James in Gulf Breeze says:

    If I can trust you in little things, I can trust you in big things… conversely if I CANT trust you in little things then I can trust you with big things. Being honest about stuff like your service should be a little thing – and the people that lie about that go on and fark other things up

  5. Dave Hardin says:

    Badges and Patches and Pins, OH MY!

  6. Instinct says:


    I love a happy ending.

  7. John "Faker 6" Giduck says:

    Joe Weeks is a dumbass. All the stuff I got away with and no one ever found anything that stuck to me



    John “Faker 6” Giduck

  8. NHSparky says:

    Atta boy, Joey. Have fun in jail.


  9. clamsgotlegs says:

    Ummmm, is it Channel 7 or 3?

    Oh, and Dear News People, I don’t know the name of the charity, but you might want to check with your state’s Sec. of State’s office and the IRS to see if they are legally registered as a nonprofit.

    • Living in West Mi says:

      It’s both.The main station is news 3.It’s sister channel is the CW 7.
      And if the news is to be believed,as of this morning, it’s been put out there that the Sons of Malta is not a registered non profit.
      And Joseph is being investigated by the FBI and Kalamazoo county Sheriffs dept,for embezzling funds from the Sons of Malta mortorcycle club,that was trying to operate as a non profit charity.But unfortunately their leader at large Jo Weeks Sr treated the funds as his personel gambling account
      and rainy day pocket fund.

      • Winner says:

        This man has solen over 3 million dollars from people in Kalamazoo, that he just bankrupted while serving 8- 20 for planting cocaine in his ex-wife car. You would think this asshole would have a clue.. Wonder if the people who’s money he took, know he is just living down the street from them again?.. Losser!

  10. Geetwillickers says:

    Hi Channel 7! I know, research is hard. Look! I did it for you!

    That is all…

  11. Green Thumb says:

    Joe “Meek” Weeks.

    Yet another MC with a poser running their show (Phil Monkress).


  12. Hondo says:

    “Weeks tells us he can prove those allegations are wrong. But when we asked he was not able to find his military paperwork.”

    Hmmm. Now, where have we heard that kind of statement before . . . ?

    • AverageNCO says:

      Remember the Navy washout turned wannabe politician EJ Laughter? He promised to provide documentation of his Bronze Star and EOD training too. I guess he’s been digging through his filing cabinet since April with no luck.

      • Hondo says:

        Give him a chance, AverageNCO – we’ve had people show up with “documentation” that they’d “found” long after the originals had been “destroyed”.

        Of course, that “documentation” often turned out to be . . . suspect. Hell, sometimes the courts even looked at it and agreed it was bogus.

    • Green Thumb says:

      Oh. Oh. Oh. I know!

      “Big Turd” Keith Keeton!

      I can only imagine “Meek” Weeks in headed down there now.

      With all of the clowns faking it in MCs, they could hold a national event being that they have the numbers. Operation: Rolling Turds.

      And All-Points Logistics could sponsor it.

      • Hondo says:

        I think that “Rolling Blunder” would be a better title for that clown caravan, GT.

        Or maybe we could get Fosters’ to sponsor it, and call it “Rolling Chunder”. That would actually be more descriptive.

    • Beretverde says:

      “Paperwork lost/destroyed in the St.Louis fire…”
      I hope this Truth Molester won’t use that one.

    • Winner says:

      he can’t show you because he got kicked out after 2 of his 6 years, because he is a losser.Too bad it was only a General and not a dishonorable!!!

  13. CB Senior says:

    Small men with large Ego’s will stoop to anything. Glad another POSer gets exposed.
    Does anybody in a MC Club check facts?

    • Kinda old ET1 says:

      Senior, in this case the assmunch in question was the founder of the MC.
      So you could say that he checked himself.

  14. OWB says:

    Maybe posers should be kinda careful about selecting a group which included a bunch of law enforcement officers, firefighters and such to defraud? Must have been quite an ego trip, but the fall was inevitable.

  15. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    I SO enjoy a happy ending as well!! I bet Bubba & Thor already think he has a cute mouth!!

  16. W2 says:

    Douche rocket. This guy is a total douche rocket. That’s all I got.

  17. Slick Goodlin says:

    Mothers of Malta…..weep for your sons!

  18. Sophia Kloack says:

    first of all, there are two news channels that are quoted here, CW7 and WWMT channel 3. But lets get to the more important part: I met Joe Weeks Sr and Jr several years ago. Sr has always been a scum ball, did prison time for planting drugs in his ex-wife’s car. Somehow as a convicted felon he got the State of Michigan to issue him a Paramedic license, EVERY paramedic should be upset about this. From day one that I met him I NEVER trusted him. I know several of the club’s members and could never understand how they could have trusted him. I don’t know how they, as paramedics, firefighters and police officers could not see through his BS. This was not “his” club, he was voted in as president, some how. As for the person who commented that his son is “a superstar in the fire service”, get over yourself and Joe Jr. He is a firefighter yes, and I have the utmost respect for fire fighters, but Jr is not a superstar. He is no better than any other fire fighter across this Nation. Quit buying into the Weeks family I AM GOD BS. Jr has spent time boasting and supporting his ‘wonderful’ dad and putting Sr up on a pedestal. This whole thing just makes me so angry, from Stolen Valor to embezzlement. Many members left the group shortly after he was voted in because they could see his BS and wanted no part of it. I guess the rest of you that stayed under Joe’s BS cape should have listened to your brothers and sisters who left. Can’t be a leader if there is no group. I don’t want to hear any of the members who stayed say what a great guy he was. He never has been, you just decided to close your eyes to what a scum ball he is and has been and always will be. Anyone who has spent 5 minutes with Joe Weeks Sr should have been able to tell what a liar and scum bucket he was. There is an old saying “actions speak louder than words” every closed their eyes to his actions and only listened to his words which were completely empty, self serving and lies. This should serve as a lesson to everyone, open your eyes to actions and you will learn more about a person and who they really are. My heart goes out to the true Veterans who have served Honorably and gotten the medals this scum said he earned. My heart goes out to the Zapata Family as they did not know this disgraceful man. My heart goes out to all the innocent people who gave. My continued disdain goes out to Sr and all his supporters.

  19. Tickedoffnthezoo says:

    Weeks took advantage of the good heart and charity of many in the public service. I heard that the members in the club that were Police Officers and Fire Fighters left after Weeks began bringing in members he called “like minded”. Criminal element like himself. Weeks desires to be a 1% outlaw biker. I hope a real 1% club notes that Weeks wants their action. The club along with Weeks was in the news in Indiana even after being exposed by this site saying they gave $100,000 to a Cop with ALS. Weeks also embezzled from a children’s cancer organization. The current make up of the club has nothing to do with law enforcement, military, fire service… They should be considered thugs, dishonorable men, well armed and dangerous. They like to pose with Mac 90s, AKs, ARs Weeks and his crap bag of thugs should burn their colors and leave Michigan. No one wants them around or desires to ever have Weeks in charge of a charity. The only person to blame, is one man and his poor choice to screw a lot of good people. I heard Weeks is currently threatening to sue past members for exposing him and his club thugs are trying to intimidate anyone that talks bad about him. It doesn’t get any dumber than to threaten law enforcement. Weeks has brought hell fire on himself and his POS thugs. Wearing their colors in Michigan has only made them a target. Get out boys! Go away Joe!

  20. Green Thumb says:

    What a fucking dirtbag.

    He could always move to Florida.

    I know a company and MC down there that would welcome him with open arms.

    He appears to have the skills.

  21. Green Thumb says:

    I wonder if this is turd is riding yet with that extra-special Florida MC?

  22. POS finder says:

    It only stacks up more boys! Weeks is under investigation for the murder of his mother. Check out