Man Lies about Purple Heart

A Kansas man is set to be sentenced for falsely claiming to be a purple heart recipient.

Fifty-eight-year-old Albert Barker pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of falsely representing himself as having been awarded the metal.

The purple heart is awarded to members of the military who are wounded or killed in action.

Barker's sentencing is set for July 2nd. He faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

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