- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A convicted con man accused of passing himself off as an FBI agent in the North Dakota oil patch is asking to be released before sentencing to seek treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Steven Goldmann pleaded guilty in February to an illegal weapons charge, after federal authorities agreed to drop four counts of impersonating an officer. Sentencing is set for Sept. 25.

Authorities say Goldmann regularly displayed a gun, holster, mace and badge, and showed up one day at a Williston coffee shop with a passenger who was handcuffed.

Goldmann was convicted in 2013 of theft of services in Tennessee. Authorities say he conned several businesses out of thousands of dollars.

Goldmann’s lawyer says his client suffers from PTSD as a result of his Air Force service in Iraq.

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