Fox News CIA Expert Arrested for Lying About His CIA Expertise

Only in the world of Fox News would you find a regular guest to the network getting indicted for lying about who he professed to be.

According to the Huffington Post, Wayne Simmons — who was often identified as a “terrorism analyst” by Fox News — was indicted by a federal grand jury in connection to alleged misconduct, including making false statements to the government, major fraud and wire fraud. The 62-year-old often touted his CIA record on the cable news channel, claiming to have worked overseas for the agency as an “Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer” from 1973 to 2000.

According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Eastern District of Virginia, Simmons “used that false claim in an attempt to obtain government security clearances and work as a defense contractor, including at one point successfully getting deployed overseas as an intelligence advisor to senior military personnel.”