Toano man pleads guilty to posing as federal agent

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The Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse. (Staff Photo)
The Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse. (Staff Photo)

A Toano man pleaded guilty Thursday to impersonating a federal agent during a WJCC Circuit Court hearing earlier this year.

Luis Latorre-Roman II, 41, appeared as a witness during a sentencing February 24, where he claimed to be a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security. Latorre-Roman has never been a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The grand jury determined Latorre-Roman pretended to be a special agent to help the defendant receive a lesser sentence, according to an indictment from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Latorre-Roman was indicted May 10 and arrested by James City County police May 24.

He faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison. Latorre-Roman is scheduled to be sentenced October 3 in U.S. District Court.