Military impostor gets 3 years in prison

TAMPA,  Fla. (AP) — A government contractor has been sentenced to three years in prison for lying to obtain housing on a Tampa Air Force base, illegally wearing a military uniform and keeping guns at his residence.

Federal prosecutors said 40-year-old reservist Scott Alan Bennett was sentenced Thursday after being convicted in a July jury trial. They say Bennett passed himself off a member of the active military although he was working on MacDill Air Force Base as a finance analyst on a civilian contract.

After he lied to get base housing, he kept 10 guns and 9,000 rounds of ammunition at his residence without registering them with base security.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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