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Fake Fed Wanted to Get Near Brangelina

9/14/2006 7:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A would-be "security consultant" was arrested today for allegedly impersonating a federal agent in order to try to secure the job of being a bodyguard for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Nelson Mercado, 46, of Torrance, Calif., is accused of telling Sunset Protective Services and Investigations that he was a special agent for the Department of Homeland Security and is also accused of specifically seeking "the security contract and hourly payment to provide security services" for Brangelina, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in LA.

Mercado is also accused of using fake credentials and a "fraudulently registered" Ford Crown Victoria with tinted windows and a police light package. He was arrested today by Secret Service agents and, if convicted, faces a maximum penalty of three years in federal prison.

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hepburn 50    

I am writing to you about a story that you published back in 2006 about a man impersonating a Federal Agent and
was a bodyguard for most athletes and entertainers.

What you did not published and should have published was the fact that this man was found innocent of all
charges brought against him, there was no proof or evidence that was given that said this man
impersonated a Federal Agent, the fact is and still is he is a Federal Contract Agent and has served this
country well.
He was found not quilty and was aquitted by a judge who found no evidence against him. This whole
suit was a set up by certain people of jealousy and anger towards a man who went down for a job
interview which is what he was told. I think people should know this man is innocent and you should
retract all of this nonsense about extorting money from Angolina Jolie and Brad Pitt, you and the
rest of the media has tried and convicted this man who is innocent and never finished the story
that he was aquitted. I think all of this should be brought to light and you should retract your
articile and get the story and facts streight. Its very shameful how you people try and ruin
other peoples lives and your facts are so distorted.


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