CANTON, Ga. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A former Georgia police officer has been convicted on six of seven charges related to falsely claiming he received a military Purple Heart.READ MORE: Immigration Conversation Between Former President George W. Bush, Dirk Nowitzki And Mark Cuban Airs At Dallas Mavericks Game
News outlets reported that Shane Ladner was found guilty Tuesday of six counts of making a false statement related to his use of the honor to get free license plates — five counts for lying to the county tax commissioner’s office and one for lying to investigators.READ MORE: Driver Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter Following Crash In Arlington That Killed Passenger
The county sheriff’s office conducted a six-week investigation into Ladner’s Purple Heart claims after he and his wife drew attention when they were injured during a 2013 wounded veterans’ parade in Midland, Texas. A freight train slammed into a parade float carrying the veterans. Four people were killed in the crash and more than a dozen others injured.
A sentencing date hasn’t been set. Ladner faces up to five years in prison for each count.MORE NEWS: Working From Home Is Exposing Us To Another Type Of Virus: Cybercrime
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