Greenville man sentenced for federal firearm & obstruction of justice charges

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A Greenville man charged with impersonating an SBI agent, who pled guilty to other charges, has now been sentenced.

Ricky Ball will spend the next 8 years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Greenville Police charged Ball, 40, with impersonation last year after they say he posed as an SBI agent, telling a woman he could get her out of parking tickets.

At the time, police say he was also on probation for leading people to believe he was a Navy Seal and a U.S. Marine.

In September the U.S. Attorney's Office says Ball pled guilty to charges of possession of a firearm as a felon, altering a military discharge certificate and two counts of obstruction of justice, after an investigation by the FBI and Greenville Police.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Ball obstructed justice by submitting fake hospital records to try and get a court continuance, and presenting fake letters from his employer, as well as other fake medical records.

Officials say he also showed an altered Military Discharge Certificate that officials say misrepresented his real reasons for discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps.

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A Greenville man charged with impersonating an SBI agent has pled guilty to other charges.

Greenville Police charged Ricky Ball, 40, with impersonation last year after they say he posed as an SBI agent, telling a woman he could get her out of parking tickets.

At the time, police say he was also on probation for leading people to believe he was a Navy Seal and a U.S. Marine.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Ball pled guilty on September 11 to additional charges, including possession of a firearm as a felon, altering a military discharge certificate and two counts of obstruction of justice, after an investigation by the FBI and Greenville Police

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Ball obstructed justice by submitting fake hospital records to try and get a court continuance, and presenting fake letters from his employer, as well as other fake medical records.

Officials say he also showed an altered Military Discharge Certificate that officials say misrepresented his real reasons for discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps.

Ball pled guilty to the four additional charges and faces a maximum sentence of 41 years in prison.

A a date for his sentencing hearing has not yet been set.