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Fake CIA Agent & FOX News “Terror Expert” Sentenced to Prison for Lying to the Public for Years

A man who falsely claimed for decades to be a CIA agent and worked as the FOX News “Terror Expert” has now been sentenced to 33 months in prison, according to prosecutors, as cited by Reuters.

According to a U.S. District Attorney’s Office statement, Wayne Shelby Simmons of Annapolis, Maryland, was sentenced in a U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia.

“Wayne Simmons is a fraud,” U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Maryland, Dana Boente, flatly stated. “Simmons has no military or intelligence background, or any skills relevant to the positions he attained through his fraud.”

U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis III also ordered Simmons to serve three years of supervised release, pay restitution, and to forfeit two firearms and $176,000 in criminal proceeds.

Simmons had previously listed himself as a “CIA operative,” and had appeared as a guest contributor since April 2003 under that assumed role. Reuters noted a grand jury indicted the former Fox News contributor in October for fraudulently posing as an “Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer” for the Central Intelligence Agency for decades — from 1973 until 2000.

According to the statement, Simmons’ jobs during that period had nothing at all to do with the CIA. This FOX News expert’s previous jobs included nightclub doorman, bookie, manager of a rent-by-the-hour hot tub business, mortgage broker and defensive back for the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints.

Simmons didn’t just fool the fools at FOX News either. The US government sought out this former doorman’s expertise as well. According to the statement, Simmons defrauded the government in 2008 when he got work as a team leader in an Army program, and again in 2010 when he was deployed to Afghanistan as an intelligence adviser.

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He said he made similar false statements in a 2009 bid to get work with the State Department’s Worldwide Protective Service, according to Reuters.

Not only did Simmons dupe the government and FOX into believing he was an expert, he also managed to hide the fact that he was a two-time convicted felon, claiming the convictions were part of his CIA cover.

While the idea of Fox News and the government allowing him to make fools out of Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Andrew Napolitano, Neil Cavuto, everyone at Fox & Friends, and the CIA for over a decade is laughable, the utter hate, lies, and warmongering that spewed from this man’s mouth was anything but humorous.

During an interview with Neil Cavuto last year, Simmons falsely asserted that “at least 19 paramilitary Muslim training facilities” were currently operating in the U.S. to conduct terrorist activities. Simmons credited another Fox News guest contributor, Ryan Mauro, as the source of his erroneous information. As the national security analyst at the Clarion Project, Mauro’s brand of Islamophobia falls right in line with Simmons’.

In a later interview with Cavuto, Simmons called for law enforcement to violate civil liberties and start racially profiling at American mosques. Simmons told Cavuto, “The mosques are the breeding ground. We know they are breeding grounds for terrorism, for fundraising.”

After former CIA case officer, John Kiriakou exposed the government’s torture program in 2007, Simmons justified the use of torture on a radio show hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano and Brian Kilmeade. After rationalizing the destruction of the 92 videotapes that recorded enhanced interrogations, Simmons refused to admit that waterboarding is torture.

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During an interview with Fox & Friends, Simmons falsely accused then-Senator John Kerry of “publicly calling our soldiers/sailors/marines murderers and terrorists.” Although Fox News anchor Greg Kelly repeatedly attempted to correct Simmons and even read Kerry’s exact quote to Simmons, the phony CIA agent refused to take back his lie.

Ironically, Simmons contributed to a Fox News report in 2007 about a former FBI and CIA agent found guilty of fraud and stealing secrets. During the report, Simmons stated, “Somewhere along the line of course, Douglas, someone, whoever was responsible for the background check at the FBI really, really fell down.”

Simmons added, “This has exposed the raw nerve, if you will, of a flaw in the background check, and without a background check, without knowing who we’re hiring, and who we are employing to protect our nation, we are in big, big trouble.”

Previously convicted for a crime of violence and firearms offenses, Simmons was able to acquire a security clearance because of the incompetence behind Fox News and the federal government. Responsible for spreading disinformation and his Islamophobic agenda for over a dozen years, Simmons was finally sentenced on Friday. However, his sentence is certainly lax considering the maximum he was facing — and the damage he’s done.

One thing is certain, however, and that is the fact that FOX News and the federal government will most certainly not attempt to reverse any of said damage — as it helped them to accomplish their divisive and hateful agenda.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.

  • Gerendo Revolver

    Some people have the ‘gift of gab’ but this guy was a professional bullsihter who deceived many and got what he deserved.. Maybe he will learn something.

  • Dorian Mode

    Wonder if he will try to talk his way out of prison showers.

  • Wuulf

    A liar on Feaux News? What is this world coming to?

    • Whiskey7

      Like the rest are any different they are all cut from the same cloth!

      • Rod

        I agree. Left, right, whats the difference? All working for corps and banksters.

  • Tom

    He’s going to bullshit his way through daily prison life.

  • upagainstthewall

    Okay so they go this one. When are they going to take a look at Dan Ribacoff. I could be wrong, but I believe he implied that he worked for the FBI.

  • Johannes Stormson

    So Matt, by your logic, if a TV fraud says that terrorism begins in the mosques (which, of course, it does – as apparently you have not paid attention to the recent radicalizations in the U.S.) therefore it is not happening. And if a TV fraud says we should profile Muslims (which, of course, we should) then we definitely should not.
    Nothing worse than a liberal vet. I got one down the street. He flies his American and POW flags every day – and has a Bernie sticker on his car.
    You people kill me. Er – you probably won’t. And no Muslim will, either.

    • junktex

      Yep,the mooslims are the new boogeymen created after the collapse of the USSR.Bet we see more false flags and mass shootings huh?

    • Undead

      Maybe those liberal vets have learned something you haven’t like how many wars are uncalled for. Respect their right to their opinions. They put their lives on the line to defend yours.

    • Donnie Sears

      Johannes, the problem is you are all mouth, (which of course is true).When somebody calls a conservative liar out you have a problem with that.If this man was on any other news agency but Faux News you would have no problem with that.He was not prosecuted for telling the truth.He was prosecuted for being a fraud.And that is something Faux News knows a lot about.

      • Lila Linson

        Hey Donnie, The Truth always hurts you Liberals! He was First Prosecuted for telling the Truth, Which is a more serious crime to you Liberals then being a Fraud, Obama and Hillary are a very good example of that!

        • Donnie Sears

          Lila, the truth really hurts conservatives because they think the only dishonest people in the United States are liberals.When you get a brain that works come back to the comment board.When you dumbasses learn all politicians are liars and crooks our country will be better off.But you will just go back to watching FAUX News and remain stupid of what is actually happening in our country.

        • RegT

          Lila, have you ever heard Teddy Roosevelt’s quote?
          “To anger a conservative, tell him a lie.
          To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.”

    • Lila Linson

      Johannes, You are so right on! I was thinking the exact same thing! It’s nice to see someone who knows the Truth! and won’t be stooped down the Liberals. ThankYou for posting!

  • How Not To Play The Game

    ……….but for the president to be a fraud, that’s okay?

    • 74hodag

      If you can prove it I’m sure there are people who will listen. It’s just that people have been trying for 8 years and no one has yet been able to prove a single thing.

    • Don Penteluke

      No it not Okay, and that is why Trump will never be president.

  • Joe

    I have a few questions about this. The only people that could actually say he wasn’t in the CIA are the CIA. Not an organization I would trust. He must have stepped on someons toes.
    Also speaking of lying to the public; let’s take a look at Hilary and Obama. Those are people that have really caused harm by their lying. Look at the poor smuck that made the film that Bengasi was blamed on. He is in prison also. I guess the message here is don’t criticize the administration.

    • Donnie Sears

      Why is it when a dishonest conservatives get just due all the dumbass conservatives bring up the witchhunt of Benghazi.I mean after all the Department of State asked for more money for Embassy security which the republicans would not let them have.Then the man was advised not to go to Benghazi.But somehow Congress not doing their job to help protect the embassies and an ambassador not doing what he was told to do is all Clinton’s fault.Have never understood partisan politics.Fuck the country up to make the other party look bad.And fools eat that bullshit up.The two party system is doing more to destroy our country than the terrorists are.

      • Lila Linson

        Donnie, take your Liberal Blinders off! and when you do, you can look up the Clinton Chronicles. And your right! She is worse than the Terrorists! Actually the Terrorists and her and the Obama Admin are all best Buddies! and they have progressed this far to destroy our Country from within, only because people like you Donnie are the ones who are FOOLS and Eat up all their Bullshit.

  • L O

    Is this chump supposed to be an exception?…So one liar is exposed.. big deal, DC is filled with liars. We going to throw em all in jail?.

  • Jakob Stagg

    Hopefully, King Barry and Hildebeast with be hauled away to a dungeon with no exit. The lies, crime, corruption, and cover ups are unacceptable.

    • Donnie Sears

      They should be in prison with Reagan, Bush and Bush.They were the kings of lies.

      • Jakob Stagg

        I agree. We need a “none of the above” option on ballots.

  • AirborneSoldier

    Waterboarding isnt torture. Its quite benign and has been done to thousands of USGIs as part of SERE and other training. As for this guys lying about credentials, diring and discredit yes, jail? Better watch your linkedin profile and not embellish it.

  • Iamderricklogan

    Lol, he only went to jail because he lied to and used the government.

  • Undead

    He should have gotten more time than that for just the felon with firearms alone. It seems those that make a lot of money off their crimes can always negotiate time off their sentence by paying back some of the money they stole.

  • Neo

    And if he managed to sell sensitive, classified information to foreign governments for money or if he changed his last name to Clinton, he wouldn’t have even been charged.

  • Rick

    Don’t they vet their “experts”? How many other frauds?

  • nsolcis

    Islam sucks, whats with all the islamaphiles? hard ons for the worst religion of all time besides satanism.

    • Lila Linson

      They are not a Religion! They are a Cult. They want to Enslave us, turn to their way of Life, and if we refuse, they will kill us! All Complements of the Obama Administration!

    • Ali Majd

      On the same level as the Talibaptists

  • M Green

    It is of interest that Simmons apparently did not plead to and was not convicted of lying about being a CIA operative, but did plead to having committed other frauds, which is entirely consistent with him being an ex-CIA operative. See headline and story below One doesn’t have to like Simmons or think that he is anything but an a-hole to know that these attributes are entirely consistent with his being an ex-CIA operative, as is the fraud to which he plead guilty. Lester Coleman (DIA) was framed and disavowed by his agency just as Simmons claims to be and Abraham Bolden (Secret Service) was framed after he narrowly avoided a set-up to be disavowed from his agency. Importantly, though, both of them were genuine whistleblowers (respectively Lockerbie & Iran-Contra for Coleman, JFK for Bolden) whereas Simmons has not blown any whistle but has offended the Obama administration; this is the one big fact that inclines me to believe him a phony CIA op. Nonetheless, it is very difficult to believe that Simmons obtained the high-level security clearances and access to sensitive meetings and information that he he without being who he claimed to be. A likely interpretation is that he was ex-CIA, but offended the current administration and was otherwise dirty as they claimed and as he plead, and that the media has smeared him as Joseph Schmitz, former Inspector General for the Pentagon has claimed. Why in the hell else does Schmitz, a former IG for the DOD and a former executive at Blackwater, come forward to defend him? Unless you have very strong evidence one way or the other, keep an open mind.


    Trump adviser defends TV analyst Wayne Simmons against CIA fraud claim

    [BEGIN QUOTE]…Mr. Schmitz told The Washington Times on Friday that the news media is falsely reporting that Mr. Simmons pleaded guilty to lying about a career in the CIA. Mr. Schmitz said that while Mr. Simmons pleaded guilty April 29 in District Court to various charges, he did not admit guilt on that charge.

    Mr. Schmitz said the federal prosecutor in the case acknowledged at the pleading that Mr. Simmons “is not agreeing to that ultimate conclusion.” Mr. Simmons still maintains that he took part in secret CIA operations and was paid in cash in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

    “I actually represented Wayne early on before he needed a criminal defense lawyer,” Mr. Schmitz said. “He basically came to me. I have a lot of experience with knocking down false information in the press.” Mr. Simmons pleaded guilty to defrauding the government and making false statements about his financial and criminal history. He also admitted to defrauding a person out of $125,000 in a bogus real estate deal. He will be sentenced July 15. [END QUOTE]

    • Donnie Sears

      If he was a member of the CIA his lawyer would have had somebody testify to that before the judge.This part of the testimony would have not been made public.By your standards everybody can go around saying they worked for the CIA.And if the CIA does not say this is false then that makes all the liars truthful.People know who he worked for because he put that down on the paperwork when he applied for the TS clearance.The invesigators checked all the companies he worked for and he was there.He would not have received the clearance if they were lies.He had to go back ten years listing every job he worked at.So the jobs listed are the actual jobs he worked at.You do not put on the paperwork for the clearance that you work for the CIA.You put that the job and location are classified.

  • “What’s wrong with the news?”

  • William Melear

    Meanwhile back in Washington DC there is another fruad running for president even after lying, cheating, stealing and having people murdered!

  • RegT

    Has anyone vetted Matt Agorist? Has he actually done the things he claims to have done?If he can’t distinguish between fact and fancy – calling the fact that islam is responsible for many years of terrorism and thousands of attacks around the world “islamaphobia” – then he just might be a fraud as well. Or simply ignorant.

  • amyinnh

    If fraud is illegal, why hasn’t anyone been charged at Moodys or Standard and Poor for rating bad bonds AAA, causing 2008?

    • Eric Bolt

      because there are over 300 Bernie Madoff’s – criminally controlling your Money-!

      • amyinnh

        And have moved their operations to subprime student loans and subprime auto loans.

  • Bruce Baker

    I feel a revolution brewing.

  • Eric Bolt

    33-? The corrupt Judge & the other [33’s], behind his criminal – fraudulent sentence is outrageous-! he should be shot in the face-! as the ENLISTED, should do to their Officers, for the continued criminal fraud of the Officers Corps-! leading the Enlisted, the known wrong way since before 9/11-! W/ their False Flag, Wrong Way Worrier, projects-! This is why a certain QB for SF-! has to take a knee-! because of terrorist as Wayne Simmons is -! as is all the terrorist inside the US media & US gov. criminally involved w/ 9/11 terrorist & TICA terrorist, continued profits controlling the military-! especially when all real Generals, had to step down in protest to the 9/11 Fraud-! & any kind of Wrong Way Worrier programs Kabbalahist terrorist, had in mind for their profits-! stepped down over the ” PATRIOT ACT-!” “9/11- commission Hearings, who each in on this worse than Simmons, did much worse-! as 9/11 terrorist, who’s arrest was asked for long before 9/11, worse than Simmons-! they are behind “GITMO” working for Israel, as Massad-! behind these 9/11 terrorist, to tell America during the 9/11 Commission hearings, how 2nd 9/11 master mind Mohammad Atta, was definitely the master mind behind 9/11-! after Torah “Bible Code” pre-9/11 terrorist, told the World, how 1st Oklahoma City bomber, “SADDAM HUSSEIN’ was definitely going to do 9/11, because God, showed them, told them, this in their Bible Code-! & God don’t lie, but they sure did-! how Saddam was definitely going to do & be behind 9/11-! this knowing American Hero terrorist were fighting CIA terrorist all while, calling HOME – LOVED ONES – GROUND CONTROL- etc..all while riding one of Dick Cheney’s Drone / missiles on 9/11-! Family payout was better known as 9/11 terrorist double dipping-! like the 1000’s & 1000’s of 9/11 terrorist, who did not show up to work on 9/11-! but went underground, into their US military proof, bunker City’s & were listed as dead during the flight ban-! this was known by the Media who were criminally kabbalah controlled -! like all the Above-!