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BROWARD MAN CHARGED FOR IMPERSONATING FBI AGENT AND POSSESSING FEDERAL BADGES AND IDENTIFICATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2011

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announced today’s indictment of defendant Daniel F. Cleary, 48, of Weston, Florida.

More specifically, the 34-count indictment charges Clearly with two counts of impersonating an FBI Special Agent and 32 counts of possession of federal agency badges and credentials, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 912 and 701. If convicted, Cleary faces up to 3 years’ imprisonment on each count of impersonation and 6 months’ imprisonment on each count of possession of federal agency badges and credentials.

If anyone has any information on the case, they are urged to contact the FBI at 305-944-9101.

Mr. Ferrer thanked the FBI and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for their work on this investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Lanigan.

An Indictment is only an accusation, and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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