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Fake Marine from Reading given more prison time

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 26, 2016 10:29 AM
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(Reading) -- A Berks County man who pretended to be a decorated ex-Marine sniper so he'd receive less time for theft and weapons crimes is now getting more prison time. 

43-year-old Shane Sperow has been sentenced to 21 months to five years in state prison, beyond the six to 23 months he's serving for a simple assault conviction. 

Sperow's attorney says his client lied in February because he wanted to get out of jail sooner and turn his life around to benefit his son.

Sperow boasted of deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia while earning two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. 

The Reading man received three months to two years in prison for lying about his military record, and 18 months to three years in prison for the other crimes.

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