Another story had the following to say:
"In court Friday, prosecutors told Palm Beach Circuit Judge Krista Marx that Scott had five previous arrests, for a misdemeanor and four felonies.
Scott leaned to Assistant Public Defender Juan Fernandez-Barquin and revealed he was retired from law enforcement positions with both the U.S. Department of Interior and the Department of Justice.
"I find it hard to believe, with the felony (arrests)," Marx said. Scott then said he'd been a victim of identity theft.
Assistant State Attorney Rob Melchiorre later said he'd checked and the arrest record was in fact for a different person."
taken from the palm beach post
Maybe they should have double checked his identity or asked the man if he was a criminal before stating it as fact before the judge. They're the only ones professional enough...