A man who has been doing guest commentary for years on Fox News was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., to 33 months in prison. Reuters reports that Wayne Simmons, who has done commentary as a guest “terrorism analyst,” was sentenced on charges of fraudulently claiming to have been a CIA agent for decades.
“U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III also sentenced Simmons to serve three years of supervised release, to forfeit two firearms and $176,000 in criminal proceeds, and to pay restitution,” the story reports. Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Md., had appeared on Fox News since 2002.
“A grand jury indicted him in October for portraying himself as an ‘Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer’ for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1973 to 2000,” the report adds.
“Instead of working for the CIA, Simmons’ jobs during that period included nightclub doorman, bookie, manager of a rent-by-the-hour hot tub business, mortgage broker and defensive back for the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints,” the story reports, citing a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.