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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2500 on: December 12, 2017, 14:48:31 »
[quote author=medicineman link=topic=60282.msg1511452#msg1511452 date=1512228003
Question of the day - Why doesn't anyone Walt as a Spetnaz guy that was a Russian Afghan vet or something like that?
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Didn't they pose as tourists and businessmen on the day/night of the epic invasion?

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2501 on: December 12, 2017, 17:14:21 »
Something like that...

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2502 on: December 16, 2017, 12:38:06 »
Source: Stolen Valour - Canada Facebook page

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*****UPDATE*****

Michel-Éric Castonguay

LaPresse - 16 Dec 2017

He called himself veterinarian and veteran of the war in Afghanistan. He was neither one nor the other. Although he invented a diploma and a military past, Michel-Éric Castonguay obtained a level 2 (secret) security clearance necessary to become a political attaché of two ministers in Ottawa.

In 2010-2011, Mr. Castonguay worked successively for Christian Paradis and Denis Lebel, then Conservative ministers in Stephen Harper's cabinet. Like all future federal government employees, Mr. Castonguay was investigated prior to his hiring.

Despite this investigation, no one at that time noted that his resume was full of lies.

The press reported Tuesday that, contrary to what he had argued for years, Michel-Éric Castonguay had never served in the army. Nor does he hold a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

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Il se disait vétérinaire et vétéran de la guerre d'Afghanistan. Il n'était ni l'un ni l'autre. Bien qu'il se soit inventé un diplôme et un passé militaire, Michel-Éric Castonguay a obtenu une autorisation de sécurité de niveau 2 (secret) nécessaire pour devenir attaché politique de deux ministres à Ottawa.

En 2010-2011, M. Castonguay a travaillé successivement pour Christian Paradis et Denis Lebel, alors ministres conservateurs dans le cabinet de Stephen Harper. Comme tous les futurs employés du gouvernement fédéral, M. Castonguay a fait l'objet d'une enquête préalablement à son embauche.

Malgré cette enquête, personne n'a relevé, à l'époque, que son curriculum vitae était truffé de mensonges.

La Presse a rapporté mardi que, contrairement à ce qu'il avait soutenu pendant des années, Michel-Éric Castonguay n'avait jamais servi dans l'armée. Il n'est pas davantage titulaire d'un doctorat en médecine vétérinaire de l'Université de Glasgow, en Écosse.
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2503 on: December 16, 2017, 12:54:33 »
Maybe whoever does the investigating for federal government employees should have their screening process reviewed?

If this guy made it through I wonder who else slipped through. Time for a government-wide security screening reassessment (probably from a different organization).
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2504 on: December 16, 2017, 15:07:53 »
Or maybe he didn't include those claims when he submitted his clearance.
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2505 on: December 16, 2017, 15:30:16 »
Quite possible. I'm trying to read up about it but being severely hampered by my inability to read french.

It looks like he joined the conservative circus around 2010-2011. I thought I read somewhere that the conservatives were elated to have a veteran serving as an attache but I can't find the article. 

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2506 on: December 16, 2017, 15:56:10 »
Quite possible. I'm trying to read up about it but being severely hampered by my inability to read french.

It looks like he joined the conservative circus around 2010-2011. I thought I read somewhere that the conservatives were elated to have a veteran serving as an attache but I can't find the article.

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2507 on: December 16, 2017, 22:36:02 »
I still don't really understand why people pretend to be a highly decorated military soldier / sailor / airman and think that they can get away with it.  The truth will eventually come out.
Full disclosure - In my past I pretended to be a highly qualified soldier to impress girls, when in fact I had very little time in, was barely out of my teens and shaved once a week.

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2508 on: December 17, 2017, 08:26:21 »
In my past I pretended to be a highly qualified soldier to impress girls....
When I was in Gagetown, I'd tell the Fredericton women that I was going to school to be a chef;  I didn't know anything  about the military.   :nod:

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2509 on: December 17, 2017, 08:34:38 »
When I was in Gagetown, I'd tell the Fredericton women that I was going to school to be a chef;  I didn't know anything  about the military.   :nod:

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2510 on: December 18, 2017, 10:59:18 »
We’re you Herman Nelson or Karl Gustav?
Hi Im Captain Karl Gustav and I fly CF98s

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2511 on: December 18, 2017, 11:27:41 »
Every ship in the fleet had a sailor names LS Kelvin Hughes...

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2512 on: December 19, 2017, 14:34:06 »
When I was in Gagetown, I'd tell the Fredericton women that I was going to school to be a chef;  I didn't know anything  about the military.   :nod:

Is there a thread about you on Chef.ca?

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2513 on: December 19, 2017, 15:57:43 »
Is there a thread about you on Chef.ca?
Doubtful.  This was before Al Gore invented the internet.

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2514 on: December 19, 2017, 16:11:27 »
When I was in Gagetown, I'd tell the Fredericton women that I was going to school to be a chef;  I didn't know anything  about the military.   :nod:

So, other than you no longer being in Gagetown, what's changed?   :whistle:
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2515 on: February 09, 2018, 08:21:11 »
Go big or go home.   ;D

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Christian Gerald Desgroux impersonated an Army lieutenant general.

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2516 on: February 09, 2018, 20:35:30 »
Go big or go home.   ;D
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2517 on: February 10, 2018, 09:10:43 »
Earned my respect!

Desgroux has pending charges, including an alleged assault on a female from April 2017; misuse of the 911 system and violating a domestic violence protection order from May 2017; felony conversion in November 2017; and interfering with emergency communications, felony fleeing to elude arrest, misuse of the 911 system and misdemeanor stalking from December 2017

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2519 on: March 21, 2018, 21:32:31 »
This Walt was in here earlier.

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Peter Toth of Red Deer never served in military despite saying he was wounded in combat

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/calgary/stolen-valour-canada-impostor-fake-soldier-peter-toth-guilty-plea-1.4586443

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Red Deer, Alberta man found guilty of impersonating a US Marine
« Reply #2520 on: March 28, 2018, 02:15:13 »
Peter Toth, of Red Deer, AB has been found guilty of impersonating a US Marine during Remembrance Day Ceremonies at three local schools.  He was charged with three counts under Section 419 of the criminal code.  He plead guilty to two counts, fake medals and fake papers, after saying he was suffering from mental problems and now has PTSD.  One count of wearing an unauthorized uniform was dropped by the Crown.  Fake Soldier, Frank Gervais, famous for being interviewed on camera during the National Remembrance Day Ceremonies in 2014 received one year probation and 50 hours of community service.  During Peter Toth's trial, there were 10 veterans in the court watching him.  The judge sentenced Peter to 1 1/2 years of supervised probation and 200 hours of community service.  We would have liked more but a win is a win.  We feel the courts are seriously looking at fake soldiers and not letting them get away with it.

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Re: Red Deer, Alberta man found guilty of impersonating a US Marine
« Reply #2521 on: March 28, 2018, 02:19:46 »
This has been posted already in the Walts, Posers and Wannabes thread in Radio Chatter.
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2522 on: March 28, 2018, 02:32:23 »
10-4.  I was looking under Current Affairs.  I was just letting everyone know the good news.


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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2523 on: March 28, 2018, 05:56:02 »
Anyone from NS familiar with a hunting store owner in Lantz that claims to be an ex SAS sniper ? 

Bought some ammo last night from a guy of CGN and started blabbering about this guy at Hnatiuk’s who is claiming to be an ex SAS Sniper. 

It sounds to me like a guy those credentials should be known by someone on this forum.

Now I am not that familiar with SOF folks but I would imagine these people are quiet professionals and don't go around advertising their qualifications, I could be wrong. 
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2524 on: March 28, 2018, 07:06:36 »
Anyone from NS familiar with a hunting store owner in Lantz that claims to be an ex SAS sniper ? 

Bought some ammo last night from a guy of CGN and started blabbering about this guy at Hnatiuk’s who is claiming to be an ex SAS Sniper. 

It sounds to me like a guy those credentials should be known by someone on this forum.

Now I am not that familiar with SOF folks but I would imagine these people are quiet professionals and don't go around advertising their qualifications, I could be wrong.
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