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Team Sergeant
08-05-2009, 19:44
Another liar and loser bites the dust and earns a spot in our very own Hall of Shame! I wonder who hired this idiot as an "independent contractor"??? TS


Probation for man who cheated fire department
August 5, 2009 3:24 PM | No Comments

A former Lemont firefighter was sentenced to two years probation today for falsely collecting more than $27,000 in pay and benefits from the Lemont Fire Protection District for supposedly serving in the military.

Steven Slawinski, 40, of Romeoville, was sentenced after apologizing in court and pleading guilty to one count of felony theft.

Last month, his friend -- former Orland fire lieutenant Lawrence Masa -- got three years of probation for bilking $193,000 from his department by also falsely claiming he was serving with the U.S. military.

In April 2006, Slawinski submitted forged orders for deployment and pay scales to his fire department so he would receive compensation while serving in the military.

The money he received represented the difference between what he claimed he earned in the U.S. Special Forces and what he would have earned as a firefighter, according to prosecutors.

Instead, he worked as an independent contractor teaching crisis response training in Bangladesh, South Africa and Kenya, earning more than $89,000 at $63 an hour.

Slawinski has paid back the money he took from the department. He was also ordered to perform 60 hours of community service.

Caroline K. Smith

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/08/man-gets-probation-for-falsely-collecting-military-pay.html

NiteTrain
08-10-2009, 00:24
Because of POS like this it makes it hard for NG/Reservist to get compensation from their civilian employers while mobilized:mad:

RB
08-10-2009, 19:02
Because of POS like this it makes it hard for NG/Reservist to get compensation from their civilian employers while mobilized:mad:

Great point.

He also bilked his IC company out of money by claiming SF status, not to mention putting expat lives on the line by claiming he had the training a USSF soldier has.

Hopefully everyone who reads this thread now realizes they have the ability to question whether someone is SF or not. DBA (http://www.lawyerschwartz.com/militarybase.html) can be expensive for those with too much trust.

:mad: