Nothing definite happened until Action News got involved," said Jack Skelding of the Marine Corps League.
Ocasio has come a long way since October when we confronted him at a local American Legion hall wearing a Marine uniform and boasting about winning the Navy Cross, the nation's second highest military honor.
At the time, he
told us he
wasn't faking - despite the fact we discovered he
never served a day in the military.
Today, in a courtroom packed with some of the Marine Veterans who were fooled at VFW's and American Legion Halls around Tampa Bay, Ocasio apologized.
"Right now I'm so ashamed and so embarrassed I just hoped they forgive me for my actions," he
said after the proceedings.
Putting him on probation for three years and recommending he do volunteer work at the VA hospital is completely unsatisfactory," said Skelding of the Marine Court League.