Leonard Verni; phony SEAL

| September 7, 2017

Our partners at Military Phonies shared their work on Leonard Verni, who claims to be yet another Navy SEAL. Yes, there’s a frog tattoo;

While he was a SEAL, he was stationed in Israel, where he learned Krav Maga, or something.

But the Navy doesn’t remember his time with them like that – he spent about 20 months in service rocketing up to the stratospheric rank of Semen E-3. Did I spell that wrong? Ooops. Seaman. Sorry.

No SEAL training and an early discharge. But look out –

I’m guessing that his style of Krav Maga involves donuts, somehow.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Skidmark says:

    All these phonies show just how pathetic they are with all the lies and betrayal, but the ones that go as far to use those lies and involve themselves with Law Enforcement are a special kind of moron. You’d think they’d say to themselves that it’s not a real wise move to go that route, but I think it’s their narcissistic personalities that overrule good judgement and go ahead with the scam. I wouldn’t want a whole dept of Police Officers pissed at me, that’s not ever going to end well.
    I see the photos are from several years ago, is this asshat still lying to everyone or has he gotten away with it until today?

    • Skidmark says:

      A quick Google provides some good info;

    • TF-BA says:

      I gotta say that your handle is hilarious to see on the side bar, because it reads “latest comments SKIDMARK ON LEONARD VERNI”.

    • Club Manager says:

      Let me break in here to report after having a great chat with the sheriff, an Air Force Vietnam Veteran, I learned he fired this dirt bag four years ago. He has since been fired by several area police departments and sheriff’s offices. This sheriff is a good man.

      • USAF Vet/Honest Cop says:

        He’s a horrible sheriff and a shitty man. He should have done a hell of a lot more than fire him. He let him quit instead of firing him, and I assure you they had enough to pursue charges against him. Ronnie Theriot allowed him to leave in good standing subsequently turning a blind eye to all of the illegal crap Lee did. He worked at SMSO for years, he was found out LONG before he was forced to quit and tv reason he left that s.o. Had NOTHING to do with him being a fraud. Dig deeper…people like those two are why Leo’s are so distrusted, they stain and taint the badge. We’re not all like that, some of us have honor and integrity, the ones who don’t managed to keep slithering along mucking it up for the rest of us. This is why he was able to still be a cop. After leaving paths of destruction in his wake, everywhere he went for YEARS, he has finally been blackballed and can’t find work as a LEO. This douche bag is actually a Dr. I know him, both actually. They’re scum. An honest, respectable sheriff would not have allowed Doc to save face. Because he was not disgraced he was allowed to “protect and serve” (himself) for years! Theriot is a politician who wants to look good, his lies are as deep as Verni’s. Looks good on the surface, get to know them… you’d change your time.

  2. sj says:

    And he says he is a Dr but no mention of what kind.

  3. Combat Historian says:

    He also promoted himself to Naval “Special Operations Officer”; did the special krav maga fork and knife school he attended to get his commission only serve jelly donuts ?

    • IDC SARC says:

      My guess is he doesn’t know the different between a Special Operations Officer qualification (which I believe was redesignated anyway)and Naval Special Warfare. Probably just saw the badge.

    • 1610desig says:

      I believe he is more credentialed in the Key West martial art form of Smeg Crava

  4. Sarge says:

    He’s got meatgazer written all over his face

  5. A Proud Infidel®™ says:


  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    He’s a frog man, huh? Does he know these guys?

  7. Instinct says:

    Wait, he went to a CKM training thing for a week and reached MASTER level?? WTF?

    He must be a real bad ass to become a martial arts master in a freaking week!

  8. SgtM says:

    The cops down there don’t carry guns, they carry dead squirrels and a lighter.

  9. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    Dude is confusing SEAL with walrus.

  10. Green Thumb says:


  11. 26Limabeans says:

    Needs a Brunswick™ tatoo on his head.

  12. Mick says:

    Oh, this is just great. Another phony SEAL. As if we haven’t had enough phony SEALs around here lately.

    In addition to being a phony SEAL, over at the Military Phonies website linked above they’ve also got him falsely claiming to be an ‘FBI and SWAT Team Instructor’.

    Well, why not. ‘Go big or go home’, as they say.

    — sigh —

    He’s already got a phony SEAL tattoo. Any sign of a motorcycle, leather vest covered in poser bling, a doo-rag, a pair of dumbass-looking white-framed wrap-around mirror lens sunglasses,and/or a PTSD service dog?

  13. USMCMSgt (Ret) says:

    Another turd that won’t flush.

  14. IDC SARC says:


  15. Jonp says:

    Fat Leonard was a SEAL? Who knew?

  16. 1610desig says:

    Looks like his first name-sake on Full Metal Jacket

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Wasn’t that Pyle?

    • Dennis - not chevy says:

      I just read the Sheriff of St Martin Parish was in the USAF in Viet Nam. I wonder if this is going to cause a ruckus; should someone make pop corn?

      • AF VET/ HONEST COP says:

        Nah, everyone on the ladder knew he was full of shit, they swept it under the rug…He’s been under investigation for his phony bologna for a long time. His spots never changed. He was forced to resign from the sheriff’s office and several other depts, didn’t get fired, and wasn’t because of his fake history. He was forced to quit or get fired for much worse than being a liar. He should have been indicted but nope he got to move along to a different city a few miles down the road. Politicians want to save face at all costs. Exposing lee would have cost the so big, and near election time. The sheriff is a typical politician. Instead of exposing a beloved pos, decorated cop for the fraud he is, it was quietly swept under the rug, many times during his lengthy employment there. He’s been investigated by the navy and Idk what became of that, but he hasn’t learned anything from his repeated exposures and that politician sheriff hadn’t either. He’ll be gone come the next election. He’s been exposed as well. His parish wants him gone.

  17. DevilChief says:

    Hmmm. He was an ammo loader on the Iowa. Wasn’t this around the time of the Clayton Hartwig gun explosion thing aboard the Iowa?

    Inquiring minds want to know….

  18. Ex-PH2 says:

    All I see regarding his rank is SR (E-1 seaman recruit) and SA (E-2 seaman apprentice). I don’t think he quite made it to E-3, but yes, he does qualify as someone that should have gone down the drain.

  19. AASLT 11B says:

    He lied to me all the way up to the last day we spoke (less than a year). List of claims: Linguistics School, combat diver, deployed to Israel, SWCC, Krav Maga Master. Things he told co-workers: Passed BUDS but was too young so he went to combat diver course, worked on a SEAL team as diver…