(WKBN) – A local former officer has been found guilty of impersonating a U.S. Marshal.

Former Washingtonville Police Officer Logan Malik was charged 13 months ago. He was arrested after workers at several Boardman businesses complained that he told them he was a U.S. Marshal. He was fired from his real job the next day.

Local charges against him were dismissed in lieu of the federal charges.

Malik rejected a plea offer and chose to go to trial in the case. His attorney requested a mental evaluation in December stating that Malik he suffers from mental health issues, specifically a PTSD diagnosis in 2019 due to being a first responder in a fatal train accident in Leetonia, court filings stated.

The request stated that due to the PTSD diagnosis, Malik was on several medications that would have impacted his judgment in the impersonation incident.

However, Malik was deemed competent to stand trial in April 2023 and a trial date was set. The trial took place this week in Cleveland Federal Court.

Malik will be sentenced in September.