Morgantown Native Honored for His Works in Document Fraud Investigation

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The United States Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security today honored Special Agent Frank Morris by Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, for his outstanding efforts in a document fraud investigation.

Mr. Morris’ investigation was centered on the so-called “Sovereign Nation” organization. The organization created its own diplomatic identification cards (IDs). Mr. Morris presented evidences against the organization which led to the arrest of Richard Jaensch.

Richard Jaensch was a plumber who can produce fake diplomatic credentials. The diplomatic credentials included that he was a ADiplomat@ and AHead of State@ of the United States. After Jaensch provided the identification to a Fairfax County Circuit Court judge in a civil proceeding, the court confiscated it and held the defendant in contempt for refusing to provide discovery to the other side.

Jaensch immediately ordered another new identification from the same Internet company that had made the first one after his release from detention.

During a video-taped, custodial interview of the defendant by Agent Morris, Jaensch admitted using the fake credentials at several TSA airport checkpoints.

Through Morris’ works, the United States government was able to present a case to find Jaensch guilty of producing a false identification document.

Special Agent Frank Morris

Special Agent Frank Morris, 33, is currently serving a in the Office of Mobile Security Deployments. His assignments bring him to perilous places around the world. He served in the Washington Field Office prior to his current assignment.

Morris’ hometown is Morgantown, West Virginia, where he attended Maranatha Christian Academy. He graduated in 2001 graduate at West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education Teacher Education.

Morris has been an agent with Diplomatic Security for five years. Mr. Morris is also a recipient of other prominent awards like the Law Enforcement Public Service Award and Basic Special Agent Class Director’s Award.

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