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Press Release

Dover Man Who Impersonated a Federal Officer Sentenced to Six Months in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. – David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced today that a Dover man was sentenced to six months in federal prison for impersonating a federal officer.  The sentence was pronounced by Chief U.S. District Judge Colm F. Connolly.

According to court documents, David Perrera, 50, called a Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee from Delaware pretending to be a member of the U.S. Marshals Service.  Perrera used this false identity to obtain personal information about another person, including that person’s address and the make and model of that person’s vehicle.  This is the latest in Perrera’s decades-long criminal history, including multiple prior crimes involving deceit, as well as theft and firearms offenses.

“Serving as a law enforcement officer is an honorable profession. Perrera’s deceitful conduct put both the public and law enforcement at risk.  Fraudsters cannot be allowed to erode confidence in our public servants,” stated U.S. Attorney Weiss.

U.S. Marshal for the District of Delaware Michael McGowan stated, “These are challenging times for law enforcement.  Mr. Perrera’s illegal representation of himself as a Deputy U.S. Marshal damages the trust and faith that the public should have in law enforcement.  We appreciate our agency’s partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office who brought this case to a successful conclusion.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Graham Robinson prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service. 

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the District of Delaware or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:21-cr-28.

Updated September 27, 2022

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