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Prison for Faking Military Record:  A Wisconsin man who falsely claimed he was a Navy Seal wounded in Vietnam in order to get veteran's benefits has been sentenced to four years in prison.  Jeanette Steele of the San Diego Union Tribune reports that 68-year-old Kenneth Jozwiak presented fake discharge papers to Veterans Affairs officials identifying him as a Navy SEAL from 1965 to 1968 who received four Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star.  All of it was fake.  Jozwiak's military service was actually one year in 1967, before he quit and began his lifelong career as a grifter, racking up 120 arrests and scores of convictions.

MS-13 Members Welcomed in 2014:  The Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee told reporters that 16 members of the brutal MS-13 gang were allowed to immigrate into the US in 2014 as part of the Obama administration's program to admit unaccompanied children.  Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times reports that a whistleblower gave the committee Customs and Border Protection documents that indicate that the government was aware that the juveniles were MS-13 members but admitted them under the Unaccompanied Alien Children program, and distributed them to US communities.  Government data shows that 68% of the "children" admitted under the program were between the ages of 15 and 17 and most were males, prime recruits for membership in criminal gangs.  Senator Claire McCaskill, the ranking Democrat on the committee, had "concerns that the documents were released so quickly."

Alabama Killer Tries For 8th Execution Delay:  The state of Alabama is scheduled its eighth attempt to execute murderer-for-hire Tommy Arthur for tomorrow.  Alan Blinder of the New York Times reports that Arthur was convicted in 1983 for the murder-for-hire killing of a man whose wife payed him $10,000.  When he committed that murder in 1982 he was on work- release for a previous murder.  Since his conviction Arthur has won delays of his execution seven times, winning two new trials and five appellate rulings allowing additional review on his claims including incompetent counsel, failure to consider evidence and challenges to the state's execution method.  The New York law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, with is representing Arthur pro bono, is currently filing petitions seeking an eighth delay.   

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