- Associated Press - Sunday, May 18, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s half-brother is facing sentencing for impersonating a federal law enforcement officer.

Bruce Brown of Wolcott is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in federal court in Bridgeport. He pleaded guilty in February to impersonating a law enforcement officer and falsifying a military discharge certificate.

Authorities say Brown stopped boaters off the Connecticut coast last year pretending to be a Coast Guard officer. Prosecutors say Brown had in his car a bulletproof/tactical vest with police insignia and a Transportation Security Administration badge, handcuffs and a police tactical baton.

Brown is asking for home detention, saying he has bipolar disorder. Prosecutors say he should serve prison time.

Scott Brown has said he was estranged from Bruce Brown. The Republican lost the Massachusetts seat in 2012 and is running for Senate from New Hampshire.

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