If there ever was a stolen valor psychological profile done, Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the failing Wagner mercenary firm, fits the mold.

A loud and obnoxious blowhard who back peddles like a challenged bully on a schoolyard playground.

How many times have we seen this in the US? Quite often, unfortunately. Many are chasing fame with fake military service records and fighting for Ukraine on Twitter and YouTube.

Who is  Yevgeny Prigozhin?

After doing jail time for a petty crime, he started over as a hustling food entrepreneur in Russia, then built up a catering empire, among other ventures, including Wagner’s mercenary group, and appears to still have the trust of Putin with his bold threats to Russian Defense officials.

Like any good Dictatorship, those in the Focker circle of trust get to play elsewhere and  Yevgeny wanted to play soldier with the Wagner group (named after a real Russian Operators pseudonym).

A closer look at the man now wanted by the US FBI for attempting to defraud America.

Prigozhin was born and raised in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) in the Soviet Union on 1 June 1961,to Violetta Prigozhina (Russian: Виолетта Пригожина). His father died early, and so his mother supported him and his sick grandmother by working at a local hospital. His father and stepfather were of Jewish descent.