For years, Bill Hillar made money by giving speeches about his exotic counter-terrorism exploits as a colonel and a Green Beret. It recently emerged that Mr. Hillar made the whole thing up. The report in Army Times says that
…he accepted thousands of dollars in speaking fees from the likes of the FBI Command College.
Gosh, if only there were some kind of government agency dedicated to weeding out con-men and criminals.
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