News Fox News Expert Guest Arrested, Charged With Lying About CIA Ties

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    Wayne Simmons claimed to be something of an American James Bond. On his Web site and in official, government documents, he wrote that he was part of the CIA’s “outside paramilitary special operations group,” and that he spearheaded deep cover operations against some of the world’s most dangerous drug cartels and smugglers.

    His claims won him frequent commenting gigs on Fox News and government contracting jobs overseas. He even wrote a novel — a spy thriller that seemed to have been drawn from his work.

    But according to federal prosecutors, much of it was a lie. In an indictment unsealed Thursday, they said Simmons’s claim that he worked for the CIA for 27 years was false. He was arrested and charged with false statements, major fraud against the U.S. and wire fraud.

    The indictment did not specifically call out as fictitious all of the work Simmons claimed to have done, and indeed, it acknowledged that he had won jobs with government contractors overseas. Those jobs, though, came only after Simmons “falsely represented ... that he had spent 27 years working in ‘Outside Paramilitary Special Operations’ for the CIA,” prosecutors wrote in the indictment.

    Glenn Miller, a CIA spokesman, declined to comment for this story. Relatives of Simmons could not immediately be reached. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.



    On his Web site, Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, claimed he was recruited to the CIA from the Navy, and he soon became part of the agency’s “Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Group,” leading “Deep Cover Intel Ops against some of the world’s most dangerous Drug Cartels and arms smugglers from Central and South American and the Middle East.” Simmons claimed on the site he was one the first “outside Intelligence officers” to visit the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, and he served as a consultant to the Bush White House on the Military Commissions Act of 2006.

    It could not immediately be learned if those claims were true.

    Simmons was also a periodic commentator on Fox News and in other media outlets, typically on the subject of terrorism. In a 2014 interview with Neil Cavuto, for example, he criticized the U.S.’s bringing Ahmed Abu Khattala, a suspected ringleader of the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, to D.C. to face the charges against him.

    The charges against Simmons are based largely on his allegedly lying on official government documents to help get contracting jobs and security clearances.

    Prosecutors alleged in the indictment that Simmons was hired as the “Human Terrain System Team Leader” for an unnamed government contractor in 2008, and in that role, he trained at a U.S. Army facility. He won an interim security clearance for that job, prosecutors alleged, by “falsely stating that he had been recruited to the CIA in 1973, that he had not previously been charged with or convicted of a felony offense, that his prior arrests and criminal convictions were directly related to his supposed intelligence work for the CIA, and that he had held a top secret security clearance from 1973 to 2000.”

    Simmons was hired two years later by a different government subcontractor, prosecutors alleged, based on similar lies. In that role, they said, he was actually deployed overseas as an adviser to senior U.S. military personnel.

    Simmons was also charged in an apparently unrelated scam in which he convinced someone to make a $125,000 real estate investment with him, then simply used the money for personal expenses. Prosecutors alleged that Simmons “used his supposed affiliation with the CIA to bolster his credibility” with the person whose money he took.

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    Can't be true, Fox News researches all claims.
     
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    This could blow the lid off the notion that Fox News is Fair and Balanced.

    I just hope that MSNBC continues to be neutral.
     
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    Let's get Snowden's neck in a noose first. Then we can worry about this douche.
     
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    The Feds say Bob Lazar is a fraud too because they have no proof that he ever worked at Area 51..

    The Feds wouldn't lie to the American people right?

    The Feds also have no comment about how United Nuclear Scientific Equipment and Supplies founded by Bob Lazar, Federally alleged fraud, invented products like AeroGel....
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    Now don't get me wrong, I think he's a fucking liar, but if he actually was part of an “outside paramilitary special operations group” would the CIA or the American government ever admit to that?
     
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    They've got plenty other phony tough guys to offer their commentary.
     
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    Nice due diligence there Fox!! The asshat had no legs, tits, or great ass...Give him the chair!
     
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    :secret: aerogel was developed in the '30s by Samuel Kisler
     
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    the company with the patent, is who?
     
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    I'm just happy they found Glen Miller after all these years.
     
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    Thermite Paint!
     
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    Funny how people who embarrass this administration end up getting arrested.
    Or audited.
    Or have their private information mysteriously revealed to the public.
     
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    Fox is on par with industry standards.

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    Someone who really did all that guy posted on his web site would never brag about it.

    The typical retiree of such service would move to some nowhere town and blend in.
     
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    I don't know about that.
    The typical mob guy in witness protection wouldn't brag either but look at Henry Hill.