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The Impersonation Scheme Involved Fake Diplomatic License Plates, Expensive Jewelry, Artwork, Wire Fraud, and International Trips

On May 25, 2018, Anthony Gignac, a/k/a “Khaled Al-Saud,” a/k/a “Khalid Al-Saud,” a/k/a “Khalid Bin Al-Saud,” a/k/a “Khalid Bin Sultan Al-Saud,” a/k/a “Sultan Bin Khalid Al Saud,” 47, of Miami, pled guilty to one count of impersonating a foreign diplomat or foreign government official, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 915, one count of aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A(1)(a), and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).

Defendant Gignac fraudulently assumed the identity of a member of the Saudi Royal family in order to build relationships worldwide, including in South Florida, receive gifts and conduct a large-scale scheme to defraud would-be investors.

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