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Defendant Sentenced for Impersonating a Federal Agent

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of North Carolina

GREENSBORO – A Greensboro man convicted of posing as a federal law enforcement agent has been sentenced, announced United States Attorney Sandra J. Hairston of the Middle District of North Carolina.    

KHRIY SHERROD SIMON, age 33, was sentenced today to 33 months in prison. SIMON was found guilty at trial on January 24, 2024, of impersonating a special agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Evidence presented at trial showed that on March 29, 2023, in a parking lot on Bridford Parkway in Greensboro, SIMON parked behind and blocked a car occupied by the driver and a passenger. Wearing a black tactical vest and a black balaclava, and armed with a weapon, SIMON aggressively approached the driver’s side of the car. He yelled at the occupants, demanding that they put their hands where he could see them, ordering them not to move, and announcing himself as the DEA. SIMON told the women that they resembled two people suspected of murder and drug crimes. He ordered them out of the car, claiming he needed to search it for evidence of those crimes. Even after he searched the car, he continued to detain the women and only released them after conferring with the driver of another car, an associate of SIMON’s, who arrived on scene. Throughout the ordeal, SIMON repeated to the women that he was with the DEA. SIMON is not and has never been a special agent of the DEA or a member of any federal or state law enforcement agency.

“By impersonating a law enforcement officer, the defendant endangered the lives of both victims and other citizens in the surrounding area,” said United States Attorney Sandra J. Hairston. “The investigation and prosecution of this case, and the sentence imposed today, send a clear message that such reprehensible conduct will not be tolerated.”

SIMON was sentenced by the Honorable William L. Osteen, United States District Judge in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. At the conclusion of his active term of imprisonment, SIMON will be subject to supervised release for one year.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Greensboro Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Laura Jeanne Dildine and Nicole R. DuPré.


Updated May 8, 2024