A 54-year-old man accused of impersonating a federal agent was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in jail, a $10,000 fine, forfeiture of two vehicles and three years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
An affidavit claims Abraham Kantzabedian of Kula impersonated an officer to get an $11,500 discount on a $20,000 Belgian Malinois bomb sniffing dog.
Kantzabedian told Maui police in December 2001 that he was working as a special agent for the U.S. Department of Treasury.
A U.S. Secret Service agent claims he told people on Maui he was there to work on terrorism-related investigation.
In July, Kantzabedian plead guilty to two counts of structuring currency deposits into financial institutions for the purpose of evading federal reporting requirements. He had to give up a Porsche and a Chevy Suburban, which were bought with the structured money.
The U.S. Secret Service and the Internal Revenue service were the investigating agencies in this case.