§ 8-4-045

Unlawful representation of military honors

No person shall falsely represent himself, verbally or in writing, to have been awarded any decoration or medal authorized by Congress for the armed forces of the United States, or any of the service medals or badges awarded to the members of such forces, or the ribbon, button, or rosette of any such badge, decoration or medal, or any colorable imitation thereof, in a situation where the person intends to receive a material benefit as a result of such representation.  It shall also be a violation of this section for a person to intentionally wear such items without proper authorization in order to receive a material benefit.

Furthermore, no person holding any business license issued by the City of Chicago shall manufacture, sell or make available for sale any such medals or badges awarded nor the ribbon, button or rosette of such badge or medal except in accordance with 32 CFR § 507 or successor or similar federal regulations.

Any misrepresentation of such military honors made on any city application for license, permit or employment shall be cause for revocation or termination of such license, application, permit or employment if the applicant intentionally made the misrepresentation in order to influence the result of the application.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be fined not less than $100.00 nor more than $200.00 for each offense.

(Added Coun. J. 9-14-05, p. 54715, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 9-12-12, p. 33111, § 1)

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