Woodlands Man Using Fake CIA/FBI Credentials Indicted
|Dec. 18, 2012|
HOUSTON – Paul Alan White, 57, of the Woodlands, has been arrested following the return of a sealed indictment alleging he impersonated a public servant, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.
White, aka Jonathan Alan Davenport, was taken into custody yesterday without incident. The four-count indictment was unsealed upon that arrest and he is expected to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Magistrate Judge Mary Milloy today at 10:00.
The indictment alleges White posed as an FBI special agent and/or an agent with the CIA at different times during 2011 and 2012. He allegedly intended to obtain personal information from individuals and to have authorities give him privileges as well as dismiss a traffic citation against him.
If convicted, he faces up to three years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.
The case was investigated by the Houston Police Department and the FBI with cooperation of the CIA. Assistant United States Attorney Joe Porto is prosecuting the case.
An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence.
A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.