FAKE NAVY VETERAN CHARGED FOR LYING UNDER OATH CLAIMING TO BE A WAR HERO

Pete Kalamaris, 54, Corona Del Mar Felony

  • (2) Perjury
  • (2) Forgery
  • Falsifying Documents
  • Impersonating a veteran to defraud
Seven years and six months in state prison Arraignment

Aug. 31, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was charged today with committing perjury and falsely representing himself as a war veteran of extensive military background and experience.

Circumstances of the Case

  • Prior to December 2016, Kalamaris is accused of applying for and receiving a high-level job with a six-figure salary based on his purported education and military experience.

· On Dec. 6, 2016, Kalamaris is accused of filing a declaration in a civil case claiming we was wrongfully terminated from his high-level job.

· Under penalty of perjury, Kalamaris is accused of falsely declaring, among other things, that he was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, served in the United States Navy for 22 years, was a fighter pilot, reached the rank of Commander, served in combat, earned an MBA from an esteemed university, and was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

· The defendant is further accused of attaching forged copies of his “transcript” from the United States Naval Academy, a Bachelor of Science degree certificate, and various photos of himself wearing a Navy uniform and medals of distinction that he did not earn.

  • On Nov. 14, 2016, Kalamaris is accused of testifying at a civil deposition under oath to graduating from the United States Naval Academy.
  • The United States Naval Academy has no record of the defendant graduating or attending.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Kelly Ernby, Consumer Protection Unit.

Orange County District Attorney / Case # 17CF2080 / August 18, 2017

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