For decades, Wayne Simmons told the world he was a CIA man. And he benefited from the connection: It helped him talk his way out of an assault charge. It helped him get contracting work. It allowed him to knock more than $400,000 off a delinquent tax bill. And it helped him get on cable news as a pundit and commentator.

But it was all, in the words of U.S. Senior Judge T.S. Ellis III, “buffalo chips.”

Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, was sentenced to nearly three years in prison Friday on multiple fraud charges, as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Simmons pleaded guilty and admitted to the fraud. But he maintains, despite all evidence to the contrary, that he’s telling the truth about a 27-year CIA career that supposedly began in 1973 and included involvement in missions with names like “Operation Iranian Trust,” ”Operation Alloy” and “Operation New England.”

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Time For Truth: (New York Daily News) – Ex-Fox News pundit Wayne Simmons who lied about his 27-year stint in the CIA gets nearly three years in prison

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