Bowhunting Authority Dave Holt Faces Up To 54 Years in Prison

If you know the name Dave Holt it's probably because the former Denver SWAT officer and current Technical Editor for Bowhunter magazine has authored two bowhunting books, written numerous articles, appeared in hunting videos, and more. Now he's accused of conning the state of Colorado out of $667,000 in disability benefits. A doctor who examined Holt after he claimed to be injured on an obstacle course in 1986 seemed to diagnose a legitimate psychological illness, saying the patient appeared to be "a frightened 3-year-old child clinging to his mother's skirt for protection against a hostile world," according to this Denver Post article. But in a more recent examination set up by the City of Denver, Dr. Laura Klein, a psychologist, diagnosed him as "malingering," or feigning illness. If convicted, Holt faces a maximum prison term of 54 years.