AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A judge in Amarillo has ordered 12 months in prison for a man who faked being a high-ranking federal worker.
Thirty-6-year-old Christopher Wayne Ralston pleaded guilty in August to false impersonation of a federal employee.
U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson on Friday also ordered Ralston to pay $19,200 in restitution.
Court documents say Ralston posed as a Justice Department operations director to set up a federal program in Amarillo.
He indicated to an Amarillo homebuilder that he'd buy a home with a $320,000 wire transfer from the Justice Department. Based on that -- the builder completed a home to Ralston's specifications.
Ralston also had 13 people complete a questionnaire for national security positions and they gave personal information.