An Army deserter who admitted he spent years masquerading as a federal law enforcement agent and Special Ops sergeant who earned the Purple Heart is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.

Simon Emilio Zablah, 29, of Broward County, pleaded guilty last year to two charges of impersonating a federal officer and one count of credit card fraud.

The offenses carry a maximum punishment of 16 years in federal prison, but the prosecution and defense agreed to recommend Zablah serve a year and a day in prison and receive mental health treatment.

Zablah has struggled with emotional and psychological problems for many years and knows he needs counseling and mental health treatment, his lawyer Assistant Federal Public Defender Neison Marks said in court.