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March 21, 2018: Man Charged for Allegedly Impersonating FBI Agent at County Jail

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A Sunland man is facing charges for allegedly impersonating an FBI agent and attempting to take a weapon into a county jail, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Greg Nickol Baghoomian (dob 1/26/90) is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. He was charged March 8 with one felony count each of bringing a weapon into a jail and counterfeit seal and one misdemeanor count of unlawful use of badge in case BA466139.

His bail was set at $45,000.

On March 6, Baghoomian allegedly attempted to enter the Los Angeles County Inmate Reception Center and presented a false FBI badge. When Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies attempted to verify his credentials, he fled and tried to enter the Men’s Central Jail across the street, where he was arrested.

He allegedly had in his possession a 10-inch hunting knife, two Taser devices and two sets of handcuffs, prosecutors said.

Baghoomian faces a maximum possible sentence of one year and eight months if convicted as charged.

The case remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department.

In a separate and unrelated case, Baghoomian is charged with one felony count each of distribution of obscene matter for sale and possession of more than 600 images of child or youth pornography. Case BA466137 was filed March 8 and arraignment is also scheduled tomorrow in Department 30.

Bail in that case was set at $60,000.

Baghoomian additionally faces up to five years and eight months in state prison if convicted of those charges.

That case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Division.

Deputy District Attorney Angela Brunson of the Cyber Crime Division is prosecuting both cases.