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Man to be sentenced for impersonating soldier

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A sentencing hearing has been set for May 23 for Anthony Todd Saxon, who, prosecutors say, wore a combat uniform to Fort Gordon last summer to get access to military gear.


Saxon pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in January to impersonating a soldier and two gun charges as part of a plea deal. Prosecutors dropped four other counts.

The three charges carry a maximum sentence of 23 years in prison. Saxon's guilty plea is expected to earn him a lighter sentence, however.

Prosecutors say Saxon hasn't served in the military since 1994, when he was discharged from the Florida National Guard.

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Runner46 05/07/11 - 08:05 am
Should have stayed on active

Should have stayed on active duty if he wanted access to military gear!

Riverman1 05/07/11 - 09:40 am
Sometimes we are only fooling

Sometimes we are only fooling ourselves when we say people who do crazy things aren't crazy.

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