A Granbury man who obtained a rifle while impersonating a Navy SEAL in 2014 has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.
Carlos Felipe Luna-Gonzalez, 31, also received three years in prison for failing to appear for a court hearing and fleeing to Puerto Rico.
Luna-Gonzalez, who claimed he was wounded in combat in Africa and earned a Purple Heart as a Navy SEAL, was arrested in November 2014 and accused of impersonating a military officer, authorities said.
A tip to the Texas Rangers in 2014 said Luna-Gonzalez was representing himself as a ranking Navy SEAL officer on a social media outlet and posted photographs of himself wearing Navy dress uniform while dining at a coffee shop.
Investigators determined that he was given an early general discharge.
An undercover officer told Luna-Gonzalez that the owner of Lone Star Guns — a supporter of military veterans — wanted to thank him personally and present him with a rifle in appreciation, Fowler has said.
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