Ex-Marine Used Charitable Funds to Play Golf
A Houston man who once served in the Armed Forces pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges on Wednesday and said he lied about his war injuries in order to accept tens of thousands of dollars from nonprofits that wanted to help him.
Michael Duye Campbell, 30, appeared before a federal judge in Dallas and admitted his crime. He may be punished with up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on June 19.
Numerous charitable organizations offered to help Campbell, and he acquired at least $40,000. He used the money to feed his ambition to play on the PGA tour. Military records show that Campbell served in the Marine Corps from 2000 to 2004, but there is no proof that he suffered a traumatic brain injury from combat.
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