Roy Lee Ross, Jr. sentenced

| May 4, 2017

We wrote about Roy Lee Ross, Junior, aka Daniel Alfred Sullivan Jr., last August when he was arrested for defrauding the Veterans’ Affairs Department of more than $143,000. In 2007, the VA diagnosed his Daniel Alfred Sullivan Jr. persona with PTSD for his Vietnam wartime service and he got a butt-load of money for it. Turns out that he had never served in Vietnam. Ross enlisted in 1973 and was stationed in Germany. The closest he got to Vietnam was Hawaii in 1978 right before he deserted and got his Other Than Honorable discharge.

He pleaded guilty in February, and he was sentenced last month to one year and one day in prison, two years of supervised release, $143,000 of restitution in $25 monthly installments. He’s 64 years old, so it’s doubtful he’ll live long enough to pay the VA back – at that rate he’d have to live another 477 years.

Thanks to Troy for the tip on his sentence.

Ross Sentencing Doc by JonnLilyea on Scribd

Category: Phony soldiers, Veterans' Affairs Department

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  1. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    “Counts 2-6 are dismissed on the motion of the United States”

    These aren’t prosecutors, they’re reincarnations of Monte Hall. That’s a mighty fine deal this joker got. Mighty fine.

  2. OWB says:

    As a practical solution, it’s not much. But, at least there is a symbolic negative consequence requiring monetary pay back for his crimes. Makes one wonder if there are no assets remaining from all that money he got.

    Oh, and the jail time is a nice touch.

    • Hondo says:

      I’d guess “no assets left” is exactly the case, OWB.

      It’s incredibly easy for someone who believes they’ve achieved “lifetime gravy train” status to live like there’s no tomorrow – and blow through a ton of money. I understand that’s often seen in big lottery winners, too.

      • 26Limabeans says:

        “that’s often seen in big lottery winners, too”

        Sadly, I’ve seen it in Workmans Comp cases where the first thing they do is buy a Harley.

    • HMCS(FMF) Ret says:

      366 days of cockmeat sammioches and ghey whey shakes at the BTJT Deli…

  3. River Rat RVN says:

    How does this happen? How can someone file a claim with the VA, asserting that they served in the RVN, and no one at the VA does even a cursory review of his records to verify his story?

    I worked for a US Congressman as his Veteran’s Affairs Rep. I handled over 2k cases and many from VN vets who needs assistance.

    As a VN vet myself, just a after a few minutes of GI banter, I could tell if the claimant was legitimate or not.

    Yes, sad to say that I dealt with vets who claimed to have served in the RVN, but didn’t.

    Just a few minutes of barracks chatting is all it took.

    Good grief. This my friends is one reason there is such a backlog of claims. The VA is required (and for good reason) to investigate each claim to ensure that the veteran is compensated properly.

    Chasing the false claims takes away from the time needed to work on real claims.

    It appears as if some of these VA employees need to get their heads out of their duffle bag.

    Or are they just too lazy to do their jobs correctly. After all, they think it’s not their money. But it is dummy.

    • HMCS(FMF) Ret says:

      River Rat RVN… too many in the VA that are their collecting a paycheck and not doing their job screening for assclowns like ROY LEE ROSS JR.

      I’m guessing that there are more out there like him scamming the system at the expense of others waiting for help…

    • Used to be still serving says:

      You need to read “Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of Its Heroes and Its History” by BG Burkett. It’s an eye opener into fraud and lies

    • Sgt Fon says:

      they don’t require a DD-214. if they did and matched it to DOD files when you applied for benefits, we would not have this trouble.

  4. Green Thumb says:

    OTH = Loser.

    Another shitbag the SJW’s should welcome with open arms.

  5. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Yesterday, another fellow appeared in a Federal court for sentencing after pleading guilty to theft. It was in LA and the victim was an entertainer, not the American taxpayer. Prosecutors asked for a prison term of five years. The judge said no. she’s not going along with that. She have the guy seven years in the Big House and ordered restitution. Funny how this works (or doesn’t) isn’t it?

  6. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    Huh…phony fuck claims service in Viet of the Nam and disability, drawing big bank from the VA.

    Sounds like someone else (actually a few someones) I know. Their names are right on the tip of my tongue….

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    It will probably be deducted from his Social Security check until the day he dies, and no, I don’t feel sorry for him if he starts whining about it. He can just sit in jail and rot.

    • Just An Old Dog says:

      EX-PH2,
      If I’m not mistaken most pensions, at least Federal ones, are garnished upon incarceration to pay for the prisoner’s upkeep.
      Not sure what type of pension this ass clown would be entitled to.
      He may be getting a bit from SSDI, SSI or SS. I highly doubt if it’s anything substantial.

  8. Open Channel D says:

    A more fitting sentence would have been for him to serve Federal time (which suspends Social Security benefits), until such time that his debt to the government would have been paid, in kind.

  9. Sparks says:

    Dick Wad Licker

  10. David says:

    At 64, he has a life expectancy of maybe 25 years, and he is repaying $300 a year. So out of $143,000 he is pocketing $135,500 free and clear. Who says crime doesn’t pay?

  11. Bobo says:

    I’m sure that there are some people who owe the IRS six figures and would love to get on the $25/month payment plan.

  12. FatCircles0311 says:

    un-fucking-believable.