Man who faked being agent caught
NASHUA – Wearing a uniform featuring the words “federal agent” while carrying a knife, handcuffs and a BB gun, a man claiming to be a counterterrorism professional walked into the Nashua Police Department in 2012.
However, the man – Julion Parker (a.k.a. Julion Lima) – provided officers no identification, claiming he lost it during a pursuit in another state. Officers promptly arrested him.
His charges were elevated to the federal court, and Parker was convicted on impersonating a federal officer.
Parker’s strange criminal history, including theft and impersonation, took a turn this week when he was arrested in Italy. Parker, now 26, is wanted on federal gun charges and was considered armed and dangerous after he ran from authorities.
Authorities initially noticed Parker in 2010, when the 18-year-old reportedly started showing up at an afterschool program in Lowell, Massachusetts claiming to be a U.S. Marine captain. That ended after Lowell police saw him walking down the city streets carrying a knife. Parker then reportedly told the officers he was a Navy cadet.
In 2011, Parker was apparently in Oklahoma presenting himself as an agent with the National Security Agency. He was reportedly accused of stealing from people at a hospital. In 2012, he was back in Lowell, volunteering at Lowell Catholic High School, pretending to be an Army Ranger, according to media reports.
After his August 2012 conviction for pretending to be a federal agent in Nashua, Parker laid low until 2014 when he was charged with stealing more than $7,000 from his grandmother in Lowell.
He reportedly ran up thousands of dollars in charges on his grandmother’s credit cards.
Jeffrey White, U.S. Supervisory Deputy Marshal station in Concord, said Wednesday Parker was due in the federal court in Concord to answer to an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms, and making false statements in the acquisition of firearms. According to court records, Parker possessed a 9mm pistol, two rifles, and a shotgun.
“You can’t have any (guns) when you’re a convicted felon,” White said.
According to the indictments, Parker claimed to not have any felony convictions when he bought the two rifles.
After he was indicted last month, Parker took off for Italy, White said. White could not venture a guess as to what Parker was doing in Italy, but said the trip happened soon after Parker learned about the indictment. Parker then became a fugitive from justice, and when he was trying to get into Ireland, his passport was flagged, White said. Irish authorities then sent Parker back to Italy.
Parker will be held in Italy until he is either deported or extradited, White said.
The most straight-forward process would be for Italy to deport Parker, sending him back to the U.S. However, the Italian courts could begin the complicated extradition process, which might take up to a year, White said.
Damien Fisher can be reached at 594-1245 or firstname.lastname@example.org or @Telegraph_DF.