Fake Diplomat Gets 2 Years of Probation in N. Ind.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP): A South Bend man who told police he was a diplomat from the made-up Republic of Mu'ur has been sentenced to two years or probation. The South Bend Tribune reports 77-year-old Melvin Hillman was stopped by South Bend police in October 2011 because Officer Jamil Elwae thought the license plate looked fake. Elwaer said Hillman produced a card that purported to be issued by the “International Murrican Gansal'' and identified him as “Habib Jimamanu Bey.''