- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A man accused of trying to pass himself off as an FBI agent in the North Dakota oil patch is facing a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Sentencing for Steven Goldmann is scheduled Wednesday afternoon in Bismarck. He pleaded his case down to an illegal weapons charge after also being charged with four counts of impersonating an officer.

Investigators 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. The scam allegedly netted Goldmann free coffee, a government rate at a hotel and dog treats for his bogus K-9 unit.

Goldmann had pleaded guilty to theft of services in Tennessee in 2013. Authorities say he conned several businesses out of money.


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