1. A person commits the crime of stolen valor if he or she knowingly, with the intent to obtain money, property or another tangible benefit:
(a) Fraudulently represents himself or herself to be an active member or veteran of the United States Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard, including armed forces reserves and National Guard through the unauthorized manufacture, sale, or use of military regalia or gear, including the wearing of military uniforms, or the use of falsified military identification; and obtains money, property or another tangible benefit through such fraudulent representation.
(b) Fraudulently represents himself or herself to be a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Silver Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Combat Action Ribbon or Air Force Combat Action Medal; and obtains money, property or another tangible benefit through such fraudulent representation; or
2. A person who commits the crime of stolen valor is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and shall be punished by imprisonment in a house of correction for not more than 1 year or by a fine of $1,000, or both such fine and imprisonment.
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