This same Brian Culp?http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Stolen-valor-convict-back-in-jail-2270608.php
Army veteran Brian Culp of San Antonio, who pleaded guilty to falsely claiming to be a highly decorated U.S. Army Ranger, is back behind bars.
Probation officers are seeking to revoke the supervised release of Culp, 41, saying he violated probation on a nine-month jail sentence, part of which he served. They allege he failed to inform the office that he was moving, failed to show up for at least one mental-health treatment session, and failed to meet in person with his probation officer as required.
At a hearing Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Nowak said “based on what I heard today, I find there is probable cause generally as to failing to report.”
The judge remanded Culp back into custody and forwarded his case for a final revocation hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Primomo — who had given Culp a break in the past before sending him to jail in August 2010 after Culp failed to follow orders of the probation office.
Primomo sentenced Culp in 2009 to three years of probation, but Culp disobeyed his probation officers and was kicked out of a halfway house for insolence, lying, intimidation and other misbehavior. That resulted in Primomo handing him a nine-month jail sentence.
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Culp faces up to a year in jail if his supervised release is revoked.
Culp pleaded guilty in December 2008 to three misdemeanor charges of falsely claiming to be the recipient of a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star and creating a fake identification card that gave him access to area military bases.
He also falsely claimed he was wounded while part of the 1993 Army Ranger rescue mission in Somalia made famous by the book and movie “Black Hawk Down.”
Coincidentally, the U.S. Supreme Court recently has agreed to decide whether Congress can make it a crime to lie about having earned a military decoration.
The case arose from the prosecution of Xavier Alvarez under the 2005 law, the Stolen Valor Act.
Alvarez, an elected member of the board of directors of a water district in Southern California, falsely claimed at a public meeting to have been a Marine for 25 years and to have been awarded the Medal of Honor by Congres