Man accused of impersonating federal official sentenced

2013-10-25T04:30:00Z Man accused of impersonating federal official sentencedTimes Staff nwitimes.com
October 25, 2013 4:30 am  • 

HAMMOND | A man accused of impersonating a U.S. marshal while buying a gun was sentenced Thursday in federal court to three years probation.

James D. Urschel, 46, pleaded guilty in June to false impersonation of a federal officer, according to court records. He's accused of impersonating an officer while purchasing a firearm Jan. 15. 

According to a sentencing memorandum, Urschel purchased firearms at Gander Mountain in Lafayette and had on several occasions identified himself as a federal marshal. He would later sell them at local pawn shops for cash.

He was originally arrested in Valparaiso, according to court records.

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