Wayne Simmons, who appeared as a guest on Fox News claiming to be an ex-CIA employee, has been sentenced to 33 months in prison on fraud charges. Additionally, the 62-year-old Simmons was ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Selby Ellis III to serve three years of supervised release, forfeit two firearms and $175,612 in criminal proceeds, and pay restitution to his victims.
Last year, the Justice Department accused him of falsifying his experience as a former "Outside Paramilitary Special Operation Officer" who served in the CIA between 1973 and 2000. He put his fabricated background to use on Fox News, where he appeared as a recurring guest who regularly criticized the Obama administration's handling of the 2012 attack on the American diplomat compound in Benghazi, Libya.
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