09/16/2020 by militaryphonies
Carol Ann Badoni comes to us from Burlington, Wisconsin. At the time of this writing, September 2020, Badoni is 50 years old.
AKAs include: Karen Badoni, Carol A Badoni, Carol Ann Badoni, Karen A Badonischultz.
Badoni has recently been featured on CNN as well as CBS Chicago for her role during the Kenosha protests. She claims to have rushed toward a hail of gunfire to perform CPR on Anthony Huber, who had just been shot by Kyle Rittenhouse. Huber died almost instantly from a fatal wound to the chest and heart.
In the article above, a reference was made to Badoni’s “Army training.”
On CNN, Badoni was introduced by CNN’s Erin Burnett as a “20 year Army veteran.”
Here is a claim of Badoni being shot twice while serving in Afghanistan…
This claim is reinforced by Badoni’s Twitter account…
The “I’m Govt Owned” theme is prevalent in Badoni’s email address as well. Here is a video from her YouTube account with an upload date of May 4, 2013 asking a then-living Joan Rivers to help her with plastic surgery.
This will be useful later as we try to establish a timeline.
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ACTIONS CONDUCTED BY MILITARY PHONIES
Carol Ann Badoni’s military records were ordered through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
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NATIONAL PERSONNEL RECORDS CENTER (NPRC)
Some of the articles about Badoni used the terms “military veteran” and “armed forces veteran.” The CBS Chicago article claimed that Badoni had “Army training” and CNN’s Erin Burnett introduced Badoni as an “Army veteran” in the video above.
In spite of this, we had the NPRC check all military services. Beyond physical records, there are services with electronic records for recent service. The reply stated that they checked the Army, Air Force and Navy electronic systems and there are no records found for her and they have no records showing for her in their Registry. NOTE: The U.S. Marine Corps relies upon Navy corpsmen, nurses, and physicians for medical support.
The point here is that we did not focus just on the U.S. Army, accounting for journalists being loose with the facts. Some lump all military service into the Army on occasion.
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER (SCRA)
A systematic and methodical search was performed with the Department of Defense Manpower Data Center, sometimes known as a report pursuant to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). Every year since Badoni was 16 y/o to the present was searched with no military active duty service showing. We present two characteristic results below – 1) a 1990 search when she would have been 20 years old. This goes back two years so covers 1988-1990 when she would have been 18-20 years old. Service just after high school represents the highest probability of military service in many cases. 2) a 2004 search which would cover the years 2002-2004 when she was 30-33 years old but more importantly the height of the Afghanistan War. Each year afterward was also searched but also came back with no military service listed.
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Several other searches were done in conjunction with the military research. Should Badoni have been married and served under a different name, we performed exhaustive newspaper, genealogy, and address history searches. We found many references to the name ‘Carol Badoni’ over the years and do not suspect that she would have changed her name for military service. Besides, the information that was provided to the NPRC is tied to her specifically. They would have picked something up in their research.
The following address history was constructed from several reliable sources. It has several items of interest:
- Bodani’s name remained the same
- There are no addresses consistent with military service (i.e. Fort Hood, Fort Bragg, etc.)
- No gap or opportunity to be away for 4 years, let alone 20
In order for Badoni to put in 20 years of military service, it is plausible that she spent her entire time in the National Guard or Army Reserve which would explain the addresses being in Wisconsin and Florida. However, the NPRC would have picked up this service.
If she was in the Army Reserve or National Guard, it seems unlikely that they would send her “outside the wire” in Afghanistan to have circumstances where she was wounded twice. She would have been in her mid-30s and also theoretically have achieved a higher rank from already being in the service for 14-18 years prior to her allegedly going to Afghanistan.
The time range would have been 1988 – 2008 give or take and two-four year shift to the right. Otherwise, she would have been too young to serve. However, in a 2008 article where Badoni testified in a murder case involving David Brossard on trial for killing his wife, Bodani claimed that she was in a three-year relationship as Brossard’s lover and mistress. The wife, who disappeared in 1997, was still alive during this alleged affair between Bodani and Brossard. That means the relationship would have been from 1994-1997, when she supposedly was in the Army according to her claim of 20 years.
What is also striking is she claimed she was an exotic dancer, which would have also been while she was in the Army. NOTE: Blumenfield was an attorney in the case.
The attorney pointed out that she is not credible when it comes to telling the truth.
The Army would not look favorably on either one of these things – 1) adultery and 2) moonlighting as a stripper. The suicidal attempts would also be a concern and the Army would have tried to get her help.
The entire article, dated Thu 25 Sept 2008, can be read below.
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NEWSPAPER AND TIMELINE RECORDS
Here are a few newspaper articles that establish Badoni’s timeline which would make it nearly impossible to squeeze in 20 years of military service.
- Article (1985) – 15 years old – Wisconsin [bicycle struck by car]
- Article (1989) – 19 years old – Wisconsin [1st car accident]
- Article (1989) – 19 years old – Wisconsin [2nd car accident]
- Article (1992) – 21 years old – Wisconsin [small claims court summons]
- Article (1998) – 27 years old – Wisconsin [stolen purse]
- Article (1999) – 29 years old – Wisconsin [scholarship – police science]
- Article (2000) – 30 years old – Wisconsin [scholarship – police science]
- Article (2008) – 38 years old – Wisconsin [implied from murder trial]
- Article (2009) – 39 years old – Wisconsin [implied from murder trial]
- Article (2016) – 46 years old – Wisconsin [drunk driving conviction]
- Database (2016) – 46 years old – Kenosha County Jail [inmate]
- Database (2016) – 46 years old – Kenosha Sheriff’s Dept [inmate]
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Carol Badoni had several criminal records that are noteworthy in regard to her timeline.
In 2011, she was charged with POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE with an offense date listed in 2010. The charges were dismissed.
In 2009, she was found guilty of DISORDERLY CONDUCT with an offense date listed in 2008.
In 2005 while in Florida, she was arrested and charged with TRESPASSING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY with an offense date listed as 2005. This was a misdemeanor and no final disposition was listed for the case.
The point of bringing up these criminal charges is that each of them would have been a problem with Army service, even if she was in the Reserve or Guard.
Maybe, just maybe, she could have gotten out of the military in 2008 before the POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE charge, but the window is tight. However, this would nail down her timeline and her alleged 20-year service simply could not have shifted to the right to years later than 2008. As before, her alleged military service could not have shifted to the left for years earlier than 1988 or she would have been too young to serve.
However, the 2005 arrest in Florida would have been problematic for not only military service but for her supposed employment in law enforcement. On one source, she claimed that she was employed by the Daytona Beach Police Department, but we don’t have a date range for that employment. She also claimed on her Twitter account that she was a U.S. Marshall.
Although it is beyond our mandate at Military Phony, we are curious that if she was employed in law enforcement in 2005, would that have been before or after she was supposedly wounded twice in Afghanistan?
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DISCUSSION and SUMMARY
LENGTH OF SERVICE
We discussed the range of potential military service for Badoni above while making several points. In summary, the timeline of Badoni’s previous addresses does not support military service of 20 years.
Also, the NPRC could find no record of military service. We also could not find any military service listed in the DoD Manpower Data Center database.
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What would be her possible motivation for claiming military service? If she did in fact work for the Daytona Police Department and/or was a U.S. Marshall, we wonder if she used claims of military service as a foothold into that employment.
It appears likely that she duped several news organizations with the ‘veteran of 20 years’ story. Not sure it added any value other than some kind of attempt at “street cred.” Those news organizations, which includes CNN, really ran with that narrative.
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