For False Military Claims, Montana Men Get Writing Assignment

The men falsely claimed to have served in the military in order to have their cases moved to a Veterans Court.

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana men who were sentenced to prison for violating the terms of the probation in separate crimes won’t be eligible for parole until they complete a writing assignment given because they falsely claimed to have served in the military to have their cases moved to a Veterans Court. Cascade County District Judge Greg Pinski sentenced Ryan Patrick Morris, 28, and Troy Allan Nelson, 33. Morris got 10 years in…

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