False PersonationMethods of Proof
The most general allegations of impersonation of a government
sufficiently charge this element of the offense. Failure to prove that the
representation of federal authority was false is reversible error.
States v. McNaugh, 42 F.2d 835, 836-37 (2d Cir. 1930). Proof of the
of the representation can be made by a properly authenticated affidavit of
person having custody of the personnel records of the assumed office
that a diligent search reveals no record of defendant's employment.
v. United States, 242 F.2d 937, 937-38 (5th Cir. 1957).|
[cited in USAM 9-64.300]