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Bogus ‘Top Gun’ Pilot’s Sentencing Delayed Because of New Guilty Pleas

March 2, 1994

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) _ A man who admitted he impersonated a Navy test pilot and wore a patch from the ″Top Gun″ flight school pleaded guilty to additional charges, delaying his sentencing.

Michael Jacobus was arrested on a charge of impersonating a federal employee in October, ending a decade-long charade in which he charmed women with his uniforms and bluffed his way into Navy officers’ quarters. He has never been in the Navy.

He pleaded guilty in December and was to have been sentenced Tuesday.

However, sentencing was delayed because he pleaded guilty Feb. 24 to additional charges of stealing documents and making a false statement.

Jacobus, 38, of Willoughby, Ohio, will be sentenced on the original charge and the six new counts at the same time, but no date has yet been set, Assistant U.S. Attorney Pamela A. Moine said Tuesday.

She said the additional counts probably will not add time to the six-month maximum prison term Jacobus faced for the impersonation charge. He already has spent four months in jail.

Jacobus admitted stealing items including four military identification cards and a Defense Department vehicle decal.

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