Omaha man sentenced for impersonating a federal officer and the PMG

OMAHA, Neb. — An Omaha man was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday for impersonating a federal officer.

Judge Robert F. Rossiter Jr. sentenced 56-year-old Jeffrey Thomas Ostdiek to 17 months in federal prison, where there is no parole. After his release from prison, Ostdiek will serve a 1-year term of supervised release.
Between October 2016 and at least January 2017, Ostdiek went to multiple locations in the Omaha area claiming to be a postal inspector or postmaster general. Ostdiek wore identification that he made from Postal Service receipts along with a body-worn video camera. On one of these occasions, Ostdiek convinced an actual United States Postal Service employee to accompany him to the Douglas County Courthouse where he demanded to meet with a government official, all under the pretense of being a postal inspector investigating a legal matter concerning his brother.

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