A former agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been accused of impersonating an immigration officer during a foiled attempt to help an inmate escape from a local jail in Kansas.

A criminal complaint made public Thursday charges 41-year-old Andrew J. Pleviak with attempted aiding of escape, false impersonation, forgery, making a false information and interference with a law enforcement officer related to the escape attempt last week from the Kingman County jail.

Pleviak does not yet have a defense attorney representing him.

He is accused of falsely identifying himself as another man who is an actual ICE agent in an effort on September 3rd to free an inmate who is being held on local charges and on an ICE detainer.

Pleviak was arrested September 3rd at the jail.

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