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Tamar Hallerman

Man pleads guilty to posing as John Lewis’ aide

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U.S. Rep. John Lewis watches primary returns roll in Tuesday evening March 1, 2016 as Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed speaks to the crowd at a Hillary Clinton watch party at Paschal's Restaurant in Atlanta. Ben Gray / bgray@ajc.com

U.S. Rep. John Lewis earlier this year. Ben Gray / bgray@ajc.com

We told you earlier this month about the curious case of a Washington, D.C. man accused of posing as a senior aide to Atlanta Democratic Congressman John Lewis.

Now NBC’s Washington affiliate News-4 is reporting that the man, Jarrett Lewis, pleaded guilty to a charge of impersonating a government official and faces up to three years in prison.

Federal prosecutors said Jarrett Lewis posed as Rep. Lewis’ chief of staff in 2014 and 2015 in order to get field passes to a Washington Redskins game and special accommodations at a bar in South Beach.

Here’s a little more background from News-4:

Jarrett Lewis was a student at Syracuse University before serving with a DC-based non-profit, according to testimony and court records. He and his attorney declined to comment to News-4 after a hearing Wednesday.

We’ve reached out to Lewis’ office for comment.