25 Feb '13, 5pm

Marine lied to fulfil Tour dream

Marine lied to fulfil Tour dream

A former Marine has pleaded guilty to lying about war injuries so he could gain free golf lessons, endorsements, cash, a trip to Iraq and to fulfil his dream of playing on the PGA Tour. Michael Duye Campbell admitted in federal court documents filed Tuesday that he made up his story about being injured while on patrol in Iraq in 2003. Although the plea agreement doesn’t recommend a sentence it outlines the 30-year-old from Dallas, who served in the Marine Corps from 2000 to 2004, now faces up to 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and payment of restitution to those he deceived. According to court documents, Campbell defrauded charities out of at least $40,000. He also lied about how he had lost his memory and was left with a stutter as a result of his injuries that included a traumatic brain injury. The plea does not become official until it is accepted by a judge. Pro...

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