A top aide to Representative Brad Schneider (D-Il.) was caught impersonating an FBI agent while he was working under the Representative’s office.

Sterling Carter, the Director of Operations for Rep. Schneider, was walking around Washington DC with a shirt on that said ‘Federal Agent’ and was carrying a pistol around his hip when he was stopped by law enforcement agents.

The agents asked Carter for his credentials, and he hopped in to a nearby vehicle and sped off.

He was located after law enforcement officials identified the license plate on the vehicle and the t-shirt company that he ordered the fake garb from.

Carter was forced to resign from his position and was given a slap on the wrist, getting probation and a suspended jail sentence.

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In another case, Carter was caught pocketing other Congressional aide’s raises and bonuses.  He would sign off on the raises that were approved by Rep. Schneider and give them a temporary pay increase, eventually pocketing the extra funds for himself and misrepresenting how much they were getting paid in reports.

He was sentenced to nine months prison and forced to pay over $80,000 in restitution for the latter offense.

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Sterling Carter, who worked for Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) at the time, was spotted on Nov. 14, 2020, wearing a black shirt with “Federal Agent” emblazoned across the front and back, and equipped with a full police duty belt that contained handcuffs, a pistol, two magazines, and a radio with an earpiece, according to an affidavit filed by U.S. authorities in District of Columbia court.

When officers approached Carter to figure out his identity, he pointed to a badge on his belt and said that he was with the FBI. When asked for his credentials, Carter said he did not have them on him, and hopped in his vehicle and sped away despite being ordered to stop.

Officers and agents with the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Capitol Police, the FBI, and the Metropolitan Police Department launched a joint effort to figure out the identity of the man, and eventually confirmed him as Carter through contact with the seller of the t-shirt and the company from which he obtained a custom license plate.

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