(Newsroom America) -- A federal grand jury has indicted a Virginia man on charges of masquerading as a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer and using that role to recruit others to rob banks.
Joshua Brady, 28, of Petersburg, was indicted on one count of false impersonation of a government official and three counts of attempted bank robbery. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for each count, if convicted.
According to the indictment, Brady allegedly pretended to be an officer and employee of the CIA and solicited others to rob banks on behalf of the United States government.
In June 2012, he is alleged to have directed the attempted robbery of a bank located in Fairfax County and two banks located in the city of Alexandria.