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USMC: Gay Porn Marine Matt Sanchez Scammed Deployment Funds

A surprising twist in the Matt Sanchez story surfaced on Friday when it was learned that the USMC was investigating Sanchez not only for his gay porn past, but also for allegedly soliciting funds from two organizations, New York City United War Veterans Council, and U-Haul, in the amounts of $300 and $12,000, respectively. Sanchez allegedly claimed the funds were needed for a deployment to Iraq at his commandant's request. Sanchez' claims were false, according to the Marines.

SanchezSanchez was notified of the new allegations via email on March 22, and told the Military Times last week that they were "demonstrably false".

MobCom commander Brigadier General Darrell Moore, who will reportedly decide where the investigation goes from here, received a letter from Sanchez in March, according to the Marine Times:

"Sanchez said he’s never done anything to bring dishonor on the Corps since enlisting and that 'my past is behind me...The Marine Corps is a conversion experience, what men were before they joined is not as important as what they become,' Sanchez wrote."

Sanchez was exposed for his gay porn past in early March after being lauded by conservatives on numerous political talk shows and at the CPAC conference for standing up to students at Columbia University who were protesting the military's recruiting policies.

Sanchez also did a brief interview with Radar Online today, in which he declares, "Gay men are like fundamentalist Muslims. If you leave their religion they have to send out a fatwa and demand your execution."

Sanchez investigation wraps up today [marine corp times]

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  1. This guy sounds like a classic sociopath. He lies, manipulates like a champ, and apparently is unable to feel compassion, remorse, or pity.

    Frankly, I wish he'd never been outed. The whole spectacle merely adds to the belief that gay soldiers are morally bankrupt and dishonest. We don't need this kind of public relations.

    Posted by: Zlexar | Apr 2, 2007 8:37:15 AM

  2. Although i agree with Zlexar, I still feel a sense of satisfaction over that fact that this sad excuse for a man is now being slowly buried in the mountain of shit that he built. personally i feel that he deserves everything that he gets.

    Now if only there was a way to avoid the negative after effect that Zlexar mentioned earlier...

    Posted by: Nick | Apr 2, 2007 8:47:52 AM

  3. "Demonstrably false"? Someone bought girletta a thesaurus.

    Seriously, this sucks. As if we didn't have enough trouble convincing the military that gays aren't a bunch of conniving sociopaths...

    This guy is a tool and a douchebag.

    Posted by: Brian | Apr 2, 2007 9:09:31 AM

  4. I wish I never heard from this tool again. Let's talk about people that matter.

    Posted by: Bill | Apr 2, 2007 9:38:52 AM

  5. Wow.....he really is a republican.

    Posted by: kx2 | Apr 2, 2007 10:07:28 AM

  6. But does he identify as "gay"?

    Posted by: Rey | Apr 2, 2007 10:11:57 AM

  7. He looks kinda like Futurama's Professor Farnsworth in that pic with Ann Coulture. He's so gross.

    I agree with Zlexar--I wish he wouldn't have been outed because he's just so nasty and I worry that some will think he's a typical gay soldier who is morally bankrupt and dishonest. Which is why every time he's mentioned, someone should bring up Marine Staff Sgt. Eric Alva (was the first American wounded in the war in Iraq) who is the real deal.

    Posted by: SGR | Apr 2, 2007 10:35:15 AM

  8. Wow...did you notice anything odd when you were dating this guy?

    Posted by: Milton | Apr 2, 2007 10:37:05 AM

  9. Well once a tool, always a tool.

    Posted by: Gary | Apr 2, 2007 10:49:27 AM

  10. I wonder how many of the trolls, who swarmed Towleroad a few weeks back to defend Sanchez (against "accusations" of homosexuality AND against accusations of hypocrisy), will be back to defend him now.

    […sound of crickets chirping…]

    At least he’s being consistent. He’s not wavering from the Republican play book, or from the example of his new found “conservative” heroes, one iota. He’s taken the; wave the flag, TALK about patriotism, TALK about support for our troops and play oppressed victim just long enough to distract America from the fact that you’re picking her pocket and shaming her reputation, scheme to levels that would make Bush, Cheney, Rove and Delay, green (the color, NOT the environmentally friendly identified designation) with envy.

    Isn’t this sorry excuse for a man/Marine/American’s 15 minutes up yet?

    Posted by: Zeke | Apr 2, 2007 10:56:00 AM

  11. Wow, he does look like Professor Farnsworth.
    Although the unfortunate marine haircut doesn't really compliment his head shape.

    Posted by: scientitian | Apr 2, 2007 11:35:18 AM

  12. As Zlexar commented, Sanchez is a sociopath. But if the goal is to persuade the military to accept openly gay men among the ranks, the path to it doesn't lie in presenting a false picture of who gay people are--that gays are somehow less likely to be sociopathic or criminal or whatever than the rest of humanity.

    As for Sanchez' sociopathic qualities, it was those very qualities that made him so popular with the Republicans and the right-wing media. Far from anyone being ashamed that Sanchez is gay (or whatever he is), they should be asking why the right wing is so easily bedazzled by sociopaths.

    Posted by: Handy Fuse | Apr 2, 2007 11:51:21 AM

  13. Is it just me or does he always look like a douche in his photos?

    I mean what with the oversized dress shirt, a tie that looks like it was tied by someone else, and a tie clip. I mean God who wears a tie clip?

    Next he will be wearing double breasted jackets or maybe even a zuit suit.

    Posted by: poodle | Apr 2, 2007 12:16:50 PM

  14. Soon after he was exposed by the media as doing gay porn and escorting I defended him. I didn't want to see another gay man fall in disgrace. But since that story broke he has gone on a rampage against gay people. That broke it for me. He needs to learn a lesson now.

    Posted by: Jack! | Apr 2, 2007 12:26:12 PM

  15. It doesn't matter if Sanchez self-identifies as gay or not. He did gay porn and was an escort. To the world at large, he is gay, and a reflection on the gay community.

    So can we please forget about him and stop giving him coverage...?

    Posted by: Gregg | Apr 2, 2007 12:45:11 PM

  16. The Marines cured him? OKAY! Sign me up!

    This guy is nothing more than a typical, fucked up Republican who can't resolve the conflicts between what he feels inside and what he believes in that mush he has for brains. Plus shystering people out of money "for the Corp!". What a scum bag.

    Next thing you will hear is that he is at a rehab facility.

    Posted by: Rad | Apr 2, 2007 12:47:49 PM

  17. "I wonder how many of the trolls, who swarmed Towleroad a few weeks back to defend Sanchez"

    lol, I wonder too. It seems that in general racist/homophobic neocon trolls favor this blog..for whatever reason. In fact it's one of their favorite web hangouts.

    "He’s play oppressed victim just long enough to distract America from the fact that you’re picking her pocket and shaming her reputation, scheme to levels that would make Bush, Cheney, Rove and Delay, green with envy.

    So true!

    I also think he's all but a pawn for the republican elite, thrown out there to serve as DISTRACTION from the wrongdoings of this adminstration. Unfortunately for him, he was barely a blip in the left media when his story first broke and I doubt any of them will ever want to deal with the sleaziness that he's come to represent.

    So indeed it's back to exposing Bush, Cheney and Rove's lies!..So, what next illegal war are they planning to launch the US into??

    Posted by: Da | Apr 2, 2007 12:57:14 PM

  18. It was obvious from the start that he was only looking out for #1. This is all consistent with that. I don't think he'll be invited back to CPAC.

    Posted by: anon | Apr 2, 2007 1:10:21 PM

  19. Handy Fuse, you're right - ultimately we can't hide that gay people are perfectly capable of being fuckbags like this guy. I'm not suggesting that we do - just expressing regret that this pig fucker had to make such a prominent appearance now. Wait, that's mean to pigs....

    I don't think just republicans are charmed by sociopaths - they're ALWAYS charming. It's the one skill they've got, and it's amazing how far they get on bullshit alone until they actually get caught. If we just think republicans can get tricked but not us....well, we're asking for it....

    Posted by: Zlexar | Apr 2, 2007 1:29:30 PM

  20. Sorry Brian and I am honestly not trying to show you up or anything and I whole-heartedly believe that Sanchez is a major two-faced scumbag, I guess it's because I'm a teacher, but this is from
    Merriam-Webster online:

    One entry found for demonstrable.

    Main Entry: de·mon·stra·ble
    Pronunciation: di-'män(t)-str&-b&l
    Function: adjective
    1 : capable of being demonstrated
    - de·mon·stra·bil·i·ty /-"män(t)-str&-'bi-l&-tE/ noun
    - de·mon·stra·bly /-blE/ adverb

    Posted by: Jeff | Apr 2, 2007 3:08:44 PM

  21. Sorry again Brian, I just reread your comment and I "F"ed up. I didn't read it carefully, so much for being a teacher, huh. Anyway, I thought you were inferring that it wasn't a proper word, but you were justifiably mocking him by saying that someone helped him with the "big" word by buying him a thesaurus.

    Again, sorry, I fucked up :-)

    Posted by: Jeff | Apr 2, 2007 3:25:29 PM

  22. Sanchez also did a brief interview with Radar Online today, in which he declares, "Gay men are like fundamentalist Muslims. If you leave their religion they have to send out a fatwa and demand your execution."

    Yeah right ... he came up with that ! NOT
    That is classic Anne Coulter ... stop covering this bastard ... let him die on the vine ...

    Boy this is someone who REALLY hates the gay part of himself.

    Posted by: RJP3 | Apr 2, 2007 10:52:39 PM

  23. This twit continues to go from bad to worse.
    Take a look at his wikipedia page that he is attempting to whitewash and make into an autobiography. No, instead please take a look at the discussion of his edit attempts and how this hateful SOB lashes out at the other writers there.

    He refers to "these fags", "gay jihadis".

    He's a waste of air and I hope the Marines knock him on his ass very hard.
    Some jail time would be nice.

    Posted by: SigourneyBeaver | Apr 5, 2007 1:09:25 AM

  24. The truth: given the choice more than half of you would sleep with Matt Sanchez, just be honest and admit it here and now...

    Posted by: Charles | Apr 7, 2007 2:18:15 PM

  25. OK I take back anything positive I ever said about Matt Sanchez. He is a sociopath and he must evidently believe his own lies, and he changes his story daily, with each passing situation. Then after denying what he's admitted to, he goes around and says "I'm not denying it." Pul-leeze. This guy is wacko.

    And as for looks/sleeping with him, NO WAY! I never bought ANY of his videos so I can say with honest truth I never found him attractive. In fact his ogre face and ugly hair were enough to make me go back to work.

    Posted by: Robert | Apr 29, 2007 6:06:34 PM

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