A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer has been indicted in federal court in Wichita on a charge of impersonating a federal officer.

42-year-old Andrew Pleviak of Topeka was arrested on September 3rd after he presented a letter to Kingman County officials in order to get an inmate released from jail.  The letter claimed that the man was an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Pleviak presented himself as an ICE supervisor, but he was no longer an employee of the agency after his 2018 conviction of violating a federal computer security statute.

The man that Pleviak was trying to have released had done work on Pleviak’s house in the past.   The man was arrested when Kingman County deputies found a Kansas drivers license that was fraudulently obtained using a birth certificate and Social Security number of a person living in Puerto Rico.

If convicted on the impersonation charge, Pleviak could face up to three years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.