Blue Springs man admits he faked war hero past to win government contracts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man accused of posing as a war hero in order to win contracts with the government has admitted he lied about his past.

Warren Parker, 70, pleaded guilty to defrauding a federal program that awarded government contracts to businesses owned by service-disabled veterans on Monday.

The Blue Springs man's claims that he was an injured Vietnam veteran who had a purple heart helped his company, Silver Star Construction, win more than $7 million in government contracts.

Parker's sentencing is set for June 16.

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