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Man Posing as Security Worker Is Sentenced

From Times Staff Reports

A Rancho Cucamonga attorney who in April 2003 posed as a Homeland Security employee so he could buy a discounted airline ticket at John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Monday was sentenced to 81 months in federal prison.

James Davis, 51, had been convicted of impersonating a federal agent, carrying a gun onto an airplane, tax evasion, witness tampering and other federal charges.

Along with the incident at John Wayne Airport, Davis in June 2002 tried to board a plane at Ontario International Airport with a concealed, loaded handgun, and claimed that the U.S. Customs service had authorized him to carry the weapon aboard the plane.

He was not allowed to take the firearm aboard.

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The tax evasion and witness-tampering convictions stemmed from an investigation into his business.


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