Man Admits to Impersonating Congressman’s Aide for Perks

WASHINGTON — A man who claimed to be the chief of staff of a Georgia congressman and asked for perks such as a field pass for an NFL game has pleaded guilty to impersonation.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release that 35-year-old Jarrett Lewis of Washington pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to false personation of an employee or officer of the United States.

According to his plea agreement, Jarrett Lewis claimed to be the chief of staff for longtime congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. Jarrett Lewis is not related to the congressman.

Prosecutors say Jarrett Lewis obtained a field pass to a Washington Redskins football game by claiming to be the congressman’s aide.

Jarrett Lewis’ lawyer did not reply to an email seeking comment.

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