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Man Sentenced for Impersonating Steeler

on July 26, 2007 7:53 AM
A man with a history of impersonating Pittsburgh Steelers' players has been sentenced to jail for 90 days after pretending to be tight end Jerame Tuman  and persuading a woman to give him money.
Brian Jackson, who is from the Brentwood section of Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to theft by deception and identity theft. He was also placed on probation for five years and must to report to jail by August 24th. Prosecutors say he met the woman through a friend in March 2006 and he told her he was Tuman.
The woman gave him $3,200, and Jackson was arrested after she sent a letter to Tuman asking for the money back. Tuman turned the letter over to Steelers' security. In 2005, Jackson was charged with impersonating quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his backup, Brian Saint Pierre, in an effort to meet women.
He was ordered to undergo counseling and sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct. Jackson, who repaid the woman, apologized and says his actions caused a mess.

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