NORFOLK, Va. — A Norfolk pastor has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for submitting fraudulent claims for disability benefits for veterans.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that 56-year-old Michael Blanchard was sentenced Tuesday in federal court. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of making false statements.
At the sentencing hearing, Blanchard told the judge: "I was wrong. I lost my way."