Colchester Man Charged With Possessing Fake U.S. Marshals Service Badge
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOHN W. CARROLL, 42, of Colchester, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with the unauthorized possession of an imitation United States Marshals Service badge.
The criminal complaint alleges that, on October 9, 2012, CARROLL possessed a fake U.S. Marshals Service badge that was substantially similar to an authentic badge, and two fake U.S. Marshals Service identification cards.
CARROLL was arrested this morning. Following his arrest, he appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Joan G. Margolis in New Haven and was released on a $10,000 bond.
If convicted of the charge, CARROLL faces a maximum term of imprisonment of six months and a fine of up to $5,000.
U.S. Attorney Fein stressed that a complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case is being investigated by the United States Marshals Service and state and local law enforcement agencies. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Anjna R. Kapoor and Assistant United States Attorney David E. Novick.
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