- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Prosecutors say they’re scaling back charges against a man accused of posing as a federal agent to get into a VIP room at Salt Lake Comic Con.

Prosecutors said Thursday they’re planning to replace felony charges with a misdemeanor case against Jonathon M. Wall.

The Layton man is accused of using his employee ID card from Hill Air Force Base to pose as an Air Force special agent who needed VIP access to catch a fugitive last year. He didn’t get in.

Wall agreed to plead guilty to a felony charge in April, but U.S. District Judge Jill Parrish expressed grave concerns about the deal.

Parrish said she had previously asked about reducing the case to a misdemeanor, but the Air Force objected.

Wall’s lawyer was not immediately available for comment.

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