Utah Man Charged With Impersonating A Federal Officer To Get Comic Con Passes

Impersonating a Federal Officer to Get Comic Con Passes
Photo Courtesy: SaltLakeComiccon

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – October 8, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – A Layton man has been charged with two counts of impersonation of a federal officer and lying to investigators.

In a statement to the press, Melodie Rydalch, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Jonathon M. Wall, 29, was charged in federal court for pretending he was a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations “under the ruse that he was entering the VIP area to apprehend a wanted fugitive.”

Allegedly Wall told at Salt Lake Comic Con that he was seeking a fugitive and needed two all-access passes to find him.

According to sources, one of the Comic Con volunteers, who witnessed Wall’s behavior, called the ‘Air Force Office of Special Investigations’ (AFOSI) and told them what was transpiring.

When agents from the AFOSI arrived, they questioned Wall.

Wall’s next court appearance has not been set; as Wall hasn’t been served with a summons to appear in federal court yet.

Wall, if found guilty in federal court, could pay up to $250,000 for each charge and could face up to 3 years in federal prison for each count of impersonating a federal officer. Additionally, he could also serve up to five years for lying to investigators.

Salt Lake Comic Con creators Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg were unavailable for comment.


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