UNION, Mo. (KMOX) – A Union man admits to falsely claiming to be a federal agent.
Timothy Rossell, 29, who used two aliases — Austun Gardner and Austyn Labella — represented himself to be a Deputy United States Marshal.
He continued a romantic relationship with two women, one residing in Florida and the other in the Union area. Both women lent him money, supported him emotionally and financially, and applied for credit to purchase luxury sports cars.
He accepted gifts from both of them, including a new Lamborghini.
Last October, Rossell’s Union girlfriend discovered some suspicious paperwork and counterfeit United States Marshal service equipment, identification, badges and apparel.
Rossell quickly left their shared residence and went to Illinois.
His sports car was disabled in the vicinity of Effingham, Illinois, and he obtained a tow for his car and a ride to the local bus depot while continuing to pose as a U.S. Marshal. He was arrested at the bus depot.
After pleading guilty, Rossell faces up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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