Man accused as fake Marine

Apr 5, 2007 Full story: TheNewsTribune.com 93

He impersonated chaplain, unlawfully wore medals, prosecutors say ADAM LYNN; The News Tribune Published: April 5th, 2007 01:00 AM A Tacoma man suspected of passing himself off as a U.S. Marine Corps chaplain is ... via TheNewsTribune.com

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“You never really know.”

Since: Apr 07

North Hollywood, CA/NY,NY

#1 Apr 11, 2007
This is an intresting story. I find it intresting that the reporter uses a reference:

Buddle was reported to federal authorities last year by Mary Schantag, a Missouri woman who runs a Web site dedicated to telling the stories of former prisoners of war. Schantag also investigates reports of military imposters and posts their stories on her site. An entry regarding Buddle appeared last August. Schantag said Wednesday that she received several reports in the summer of 2006 that Buddle was improperly presiding over weddings and funerals while in Marine uniform. She said she reported him to both the FBI and the Inspector General’s Office of the Veterans Administration.“People think impersonation is a victimless crime, but it’s not,” she said.“It’s not right.”

This person is the person who runs the site: http://www.pownetwork.org/
And this site is a simular site: http://authentiseal.cyberseals.org/ .

Both these sites have been sued for knowingly and willfully providing incorrect and inaccurate information and for misrepresentation as well as slander and liable law suites. It should be noted that the people involved with running these sites are not currently nor were they ever Military Personnel or even Military Special Operations/Special Warfare Personnel. Although sometimes when trying to contact people to alledgelly "investigate" claims they themselfs would claim to be people they were not. Several sources have investigated these sites, orginally to help support them and their cause, however in the middle of the investigation they were discovered to be as big as a shame as they were alledgelly busting. Several times when these sites were questioned as to their proceedures and policies about their investigative measures, they returned by listing the investigative reporter as having made claims that the investigative reporter never made. They would then place the investigative reporter on their pages of fakes. The site owner for http://authentiseal.cyberseals.org/ . has been sited and convicted for doing exactly what he was supposedly busting people for and the site was ordered to be closed. Currently they have a page up to try and save face for why they do not do their site any more. The site: http://www.pownetwork.org/ was run by husband and wife team Charles and Mary Schantag. Charles Schantag was also convicted of doing what they were suppose to busting people for. Both these people take credit for things they never did, such as the information they provided for this article. It was only after the initial story startd to break did they jump up and say they had a hand involved with it. Both sites run on "Donations" from people who believe in their "Frad busting" cause. It should be also noted that these sites also listed up a NCIS investigator and a investigator for The US Attorney Generals Office as being fakes.

Theyre fraudulent activities have been reported on by The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune and some others I can not remember right now.
Jack

Erin, TN

#2 Apr 12, 2007
These people are running witch hunts, and are out of control. Who cares anyway if some clown wants to run around playing soldier? This is a free country.

“You never really know.”

Since: Apr 07

North Hollywood, CA/NY,NY

#3 Apr 13, 2007
I disagree, and that is not even the point of what I wrote. There are only a small group of people perpetuating a fraud. It's not that they are running a witch hunt, although you might sound like somebody whose trying to pretend to be a solider and who really is not or was not, it is the fact that they are presenting themselfs as being some big "fraud buster" type of group, and they are not. The information they are stating like it's all fact is just a bunch of fiction.
I am not oppossed to fraud busting. Just as I am not oppossed to law enforcement activities to bust illegal drugs or child molesters or counterfeiters. I am however oppossed to people spreading lies and pretending to be something they are not.
These web sites I mentioned had a good ideal. However the purity of what they did and how they did it was all wrong and totally bogus. They just make stuff up. The stuff people send to them to "bust" consists of them "busting" the person by "calling them person being busted" These people claim to be able to "bust" fake NAVY SEALS. Intresting. Since I have friends who are all military, some in the Personnel command, some at The Defense Intellegence Security and Management Agency and some are members in The Restricted Interagency Group. When I wrote to the web sites to ask them their "investigational methoods" and who their contacts where at the governmental agencies they contacted to verify their information, I got harrassed, called names, threatened with being beat up or taught a lesson or threatened to be added onto their list as being a fraud myself. and ignored. The funny thin is, I am just a writter. I am just a reporter, a researcher. I wrote a paper about the Iran-Contra Affairs and about Operations Yellow Fruit and Home Port. I wrote it for a presentation for the Ceneter for Defense Information headed by Admiral Stanley USN (Now-Ret). I know people like FLT ADMRL J Pointdexter, LTCOL O North, in which I have helped them with writting their books and have consulted with them or my own research work. So I know some of the stuff they all claim to be able to "debunk" and some of the information they state on their sites.
However I agree with their ideal and I am against anybody playing or presenting themselfs as a Marine, when they have not earned the EGA or the right to call themselfs Marine. As the Marines say, "IT IS ALLWAYS EARNED AND NEVER GIVEN". So to wear a Marine uniform and act like a Marine when you did not earn the EGA, is just absolutely wrong.
So my friend, you viewpoint is not mine, and I did not present the view point your trying to agree with. My point was as bad as this guy was for posing as a Marine, the site and person stated as being the reason for this man being busted, is just as fake and wrong as the guy posing as a Marine.
Jack

Erin, TN

#4 Apr 16, 2007
I AM a Marine (Operation Just Cause) and agree with you in principle, that it's wrong to pretend. But I don't think its criminal,(unless your trying to defraud the VA or something) and certanly not deserving of the tactics of these "poser police"If you want to run around saying your'e a clown with Barnum and Bailey circus, than go ahead. Because thats just what you are, a clown. I don't feel threatend by posers and wannabes however, and I don't know why these self appointed crusaders do either.
There isn't any poser clown out there that can steal the honor of any veteran. They can never take away what we in reality did. One of these days, these people are going to go too far, and find themselves in court for libel and slander. I hope you are not going to take their cowardly threats, and stay on their a$$. Semper Fi.
The Zero Void Show wrote:
I disagree, and that is not even the point of what I wrote. There are only a small group of people perpetuating a fraud. It's not that they are running a witch hunt, although you might sound like somebody whose trying to pretend to be a solider and who really is not or was not, it is the fact that they are presenting themselfs as being some big "fraud buster" type of group, and they are not. The information they are stating like it's all fact is just a bunch of fiction.
I am not oppossed to fraud busting. Just as I am not oppossed to law enforcement activities to bust illegal drugs or child molesters or counterfeiters. I am however oppossed to people spreading lies and pretending to be something they are not.
These web sites I mentioned had a good ideal. However the purity of what they did and how they did it was all wrong and totally bogus. They just make stuff up. The stuff people send to them to "bust" consists of them "busting" the person by "calling them person being busted" These people claim to be able to "bust" fake NAVY SEALS. Intresting. Since I have friends who are all military, some in the Personnel command, some at The Defense Intellegence Security and Management Agency and some are members in The Restricted Interagency Group. When I wrote to the web sites to ask them their "investigational methoods" and who their contacts where at the governmental agencies they contacted to verify their information, I got harrassed, called names, threatened with being beat up or taught a lesson or threatened to be added onto their list as being a fraud myself. and ignored. The funny thin is, I am just a writter. I am just a reporter, a researcher. I wrote a paper about the Iran-Contra Affairs and about Operations Yellow Fruit and Home Port. I wrote it for a presentation for the Ceneter for Defense Information headed by Admiral Stanley USN (Now-Ret). I know people like FLT ADMRL J Pointdexter, LTCOL O North, in which I have helped them with writting their books and have consulted with them or my own research work. So I know some of the stuff they all claim to be able to "debunk" and some of the information they state on their sites.
However I agree with their ideal and I am against anybody playing or presenting themselfs as a Marine, when they have not earned the EGA or the right to call themselfs Marine. As the Marines say, "IT IS ALLWAYS EARNED AND NEVER GIVEN". So to wear a Marine uniform and act like a Marine when you did not earn the EGA, is just absolutely wrong.
So my friend, you viewpoint is not mine, and I did not present the view point your trying to agree with. My point was as bad as this guy was for posing as a Marine, the site and person stated as being the reason for this man being busted, is just as fake and wrong as the guy posing as a Marine.

“You never really know.”

Since: Apr 07

North Hollywood, CA/NY,NY

#5 Apr 18, 2007
Jack wrote:
I AM a Marine (Operation Just Cause) and agree with you in principle, that it's wrong to pretend. But I don't think its criminal,(unless your trying to defraud the VA or something) and certanly not deserving of the tactics of these "poser police"If you want to run around saying your'e a clown with Barnum and Bailey circus, than go ahead. Because thats just what you are, a clown. I don't feel threatend by posers and wannabes however, and I don't know why these self appointed crusaders do either.
There isn't any poser clown out there that can steal the honor of any veteran. They can never take away what we in reality did. One of these days, these people are going to go too far, and find themselves in court for libel and slander. I hope you are not going to take their cowardly threats, and stay on their a$$. Semper Fi.
<quoted text>
Semper Fi Devil Dog... To you my respects go. As a marine, if you are. Thank you in advance. I see you got my point. May you never get harrassed by these people.
forrest

Aurora, OH

#7 Oct 8, 2007
As a veteran who was blown up in Triangle of Death several times and earned several purple hearts. Although these people who pose as war heros are false I dont think that it takes away from what I did, but if they use there lies to collect money then that is a diffrent story.

“You never really know.”

Since: Apr 07

North Hollywood, CA/NY,NY

#8 Oct 9, 2007
forrest wrote:
As a veteran who was blown up in Triangle of Death several times and earned several purple hearts. Although these people who pose as war heros are false I dont think that it takes away from what I did, but if they use there lies to collect money then that is a diffrent story.
Well, from my research, which consists mainly of talking to different Government lawyers, such out of the AGO and the JAG, To make a cliam of being a Marine is not illegal. To wear a full marine Uniform or to wear a Uniform with the EGA on it, to attend a function under the pretense of being a Marine, or collecting any benefit under such a claim is illegal. The matter becomes what are people in a jury willing to punish you for.
Tania- a VA employee

Vista, CA

#9 Jan 4, 2008
Gary Cherms fake Marine and Pow advocate really put one over on the American Legion Posr 106 Redlands California and the Lions Club of Grand Terrace. Cherms claimed to be a Vietnam vet and prompted the Legion to accept him as a member, then collected money for his cause as well as a lot of electronic equipment for his personal use. I see wounded heros come into my clinic everyday who earned their place as Marine Heros.
How can this guy walk away from this situation without getting his just dues is beyond me. I am sure that his moral standards are in the gutter. I am married to a 100% disabled Marine Vet and he is irate about this.

“DET. 065 Adjutant”

Since: Jul 07

Panama City, FL

#10 Jan 11, 2008
I had a "friend" that we used to celabrate what he called his "new birth day". He gave us the story how he almost died in Nam. Turned out he was kicked out of the air force basic training after 2 weeks for pushing an officer down steps.
Tania

San Diego, CA

#11 Jan 24, 2008
I did not place the above comment someone thinks they need to speak for me...my views are my own and I don't chose to blast them out.
GILDITA14

Hialeah, FL

#12 Mar 20, 2008
A friend of mine and I fell to a fake marine, this one poses in the net as a deployed Brigadier General in Iraq and Mosul, in order to obtain first friendship and in the case of my friend, virtual sex, because he could die at any minute, and due to high level of stress due to responsibility. He promises retirement once his tour is over, sends pictures full of medals, as a hero and veterans of many wars.
many inocent women (we found 4 so far) have fallen pray to this degenerate, who gives a bad name to the Marines Corps.
I have many many veterans friends from the Vietnam war and the gulf, this man sends pictures dress as a Brigadier General, a Marine and then sends his pictures naked, in underwear and intimate parts of his body.
I believe the crime is to impersonate a heroe and a fighting soldier in danger, giving a bad name to our US Marine Corps, all over latin America two of those ladies are in South America.
Is this not a crime????
GILDITA14

Hialeah, FL

#13 Mar 20, 2008
by the way, for all of you out there, the name he poses by is Brigadier General Norman D Castillo, for any other victims out there, he is of Puerto Rican descent

“You never really know.”

Since: Apr 07

North Hollywood, CA/NY,NY

#14 Mar 21, 2008
GILDITA14 wrote:
A friend of mine and I fell to a fake marine, this one poses in the net as a deployed Brigadier General in Iraq and Mosul, in order to obtain first friendship and in the case of my friend, virtual sex, because he could die at any minute, and due to high level of stress due to responsibility. He promises retirement once his tour is over, sends pictures full of medals, as a hero and veterans of many wars.
many inocent women (we found 4 so far) have fallen pray to this degenerate, who gives a bad name to the Marines Corps.
I have many many veterans friends from the Vietnam war and the gulf, this man sends pictures dress as a Brigadier General, a Marine and then sends his pictures naked, in underwear and intimate parts of his body.
I believe the crime is to impersonate a heroe and a fighting soldier in danger, giving a bad name to our US Marine Corps, all over latin America two of those ladies are in South America.
Is this not a crime????
This is not a crime, Sorry...

A Marine who is deployed, would not have access to the internet. Most bases now have heavially secured machines that are monitored. Some of the contractors over there have computer systems and internet access, but they are not deployed as Marines.

There is only one Brig thats deployed over in that area for the Marines at this time. I think he is the Force commander and he is actually an army Brig.

Sorry for your experience.

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#15 Apr 8, 2008
The Zero Void Show wrote:
<quoted text>
This is not a crime, Sorry...
A Marine who is deployed, would not have access to the internet. Most bases now have heavially secured machines that are monitored. Some of the contractors over there have computer systems and internet access, but they are not deployed as Marines.
There is only one Brig thats deployed over in that area for the Marines at this time. I think he is the Force commander and he is actually an army Brig.
Sorry for your experience.
Wow, my Nephew is a Marine stationed at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq. He emails me every day when he's not out on missions. I guess I should call my Sister and tell her he's a liar and not deployed at all, according to YOUR reasoning.
ALL bases, FOB's, and even a few of the COP's have Internet Cafe's set up. I see you've found a new place to post your stupidity since you got evicted.
karoll

Medellín, Colombia

#16 Apr 10, 2008
conoci el supuesto BRIGADIER GENERAL DEL MARINER CORPS DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS, quuien actualmente esta en mision de operativo de limpieza en MOSUL , irak, este hombre tiene paginas en flixter, mi gente, classmate, reunion.com ,Tagged, amigos.com . loves you,singlessnet entre otros, incita a sus victimas a la prostitucion y al sexo virtual, pornografia, vive en miami, y tiene antecedente de felonia, se hace conocer como norcas, ncastillo45,ndc0528 su nombre real Norman Castillo.No comprendo como una persona asi ponga en entre dicho el NOMBRE DE LA INSTITUCION DEL MARINER CORPS.Tengo en mi poder emails y evidencias de sus fotos pornograficas, asi que chicas de estados unidos y latinoamericas cuidense que es una persona peligrosa

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#17 Apr 10, 2008
karoll wrote:
conoci el supuesto BRIGADIER GENERAL DEL MARINER CORPS DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS, quuien actualmente esta en mision de operativo de limpieza en MOSUL , irak, este hombre tiene paginas en flixter, mi gente, classmate, reunion.com ,Tagged, amigos.com . loves you,singlessnet entre otros, incita a sus victimas a la prostitucion y al sexo virtual, pornografia, vive en miami, y tiene antecedente de felonia, se hace conocer como norcas, ncastillo45,ndc0528 su nombre real Norman Castillo.No comprendo como una persona asi ponga en entre dicho el NOMBRE DE LA INSTITUCION DEL MARINER CORPS.Tengo en mi poder emails y evidencias de sus fotos pornograficas, asi que chicas de estados unidos y latinoamericas cuidense que es una persona peligrosa
No Habla...Speak English
GILDITA14

Hollywood, FL

#18 Apr 10, 2008
The Zero Void Show wrote:
<quoted text>
This is not a crime, Sorry...
A Marine who is deployed, would not have access to the internet. Most bases now have heavially secured machines that are monitored. Some of the contractors over there have computer systems and internet access, but they are not deployed as Marines.
There is only one Brig thats deployed over in that area for the Marines at this time. I think he is the Force commander and he is actually an army Brig.
Sorry for your experience.
THANK YOU FOR THE INFO, SEE THESE WOMEN ARE MOSTLY IN LATIN AMERICA, AND EVEN IN THIS COUNTRY I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT NOT HAVING ACCESS TO THE INTERNET. THANK YOU AGAIN
GILDITA14

Hollywood, FL

#19 Apr 10, 2008
TRANSALATION FROM THE SPANISH LADY:
I MET THE SO CALLED BRIGADIER GENERAL OF THE MARINES, WHO SAYS HE IS ACTUALLY IN THE MOSUL OPERATIONS, HOWEVER THIS GUY HAS PAGES ON FLIXTER, SINGLESNET, MI GENTE, REUNION.COM , TAGGED, AMIGOO.COM AND MAY MORE, HE INCITES HIS VICTIMS TO HAVE VIRTUAL SEX WITH HIM, AND SEND PORNOGRAPHY VIA INTERNET, RESIDES IN MIAMI, AND HAS A CRIMINAL RECORD IN CALIFORNIA, HE USES THE NAMES AND EMAILS OF NCASTILLO45, NDC0528, NORCAS, AND MANY MORE, HE PUBLISHES PICTURES ON THOSE SITES DRESSED AS A MARINE FULL OF MEDALS POSSING AS A HEROE OF ALL WARS, FROM VIETNAM ON, HE HAS NOT MISSED ONE. A PERSON SUCH AS HIM SHADOWS THE REPUTATION OF THE MARINE CORPS AND MAKES PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT OUR MEN IN VIETNAM HAVE TIME TO BE ON LINE ALL DAY, SENDING NAKED PICTURES AROUND AND GETTING WOMEN THRU THE INTERNET, SO, PLEASE WARN ALL WOMEN, IN THE EU AND IN LATIN AMERICA THAT THIS MAN IS NOT A MARINE, HE IS A FAKE, AND A LIER, AND PROBABLY A CRAZY AND DANGEROUS INDIVIDUAL.

THAT IS THE EXACT TRANSALATION
GILDITA14

Hollywood, FL

#20 Apr 10, 2008
WELL MOPE OR LESS EXACT, I MEANT TO SAY OUR MEN IN IRAQ.

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#21 Apr 10, 2008
<Yawn...> Too bad Zero Void (7 posts up from here) is now in jail for groping on a 12 year old girl. Putting 2 and 2 together, I'll bet it was him posing as a Marine also. All women should be scared of him too.

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