MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release for impersonating a federal officer.

According to court documents, on July 24th, 2017 67-year-old Bernard Holmes pretended to be a Special Agent of the FBI.

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Holmes spoofed his telephone number to make it appear that he was calling his victim from the FBI's Minneapolis Field Office. Holmes gave the victim a fake name and a fake FBI badge number. He falsely said that he was investigating terrorism-related conduct involving the victim's household, including terrorism evidence supposedly originated from a computer and IP address at the victim's house. Holmes asked questions of the victim using highly charged words like "ISIS", "Terroristic", and the "Patriot Act".

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