Excerpt from GQ Magazine:
Fox News contributor Wayne Simmons was sold to the public as a "terror expert" and a former CIA operative. It turns out, he might've been just some guy named Wayne Simmons. Now this is embarrassing for Fox, but on some level it's hard to blame them for not checking this guy's résumé. The process of verifying someone's CIA credentials must be difficult, what with the whole "classified" thing. But what's really crazy about this story is how Simmons ended up getting arrested. From The Washington Post:
It's one thing to allegedly lie to Fox News and then the American people about being in the CIA (and be bold enough to think you'd get away with it). It's another thing to go to the American government about having done covert work for the American government. He knows that they're actually able to track who was in the CIA, right? Additionally, it appears that Simmons claimed to have been in the Navy, though a Navy spokesperson told the Washington Post there was no evidence of that either. ...