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Unfortunately going back to talk to another CBP officer is not going to change the matter. You are going to have to file an I-601 waiver of inadmissibility ( https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-601instr.pdf). You will need to attach the proof it has been at least 5 years from the date of completion of your sentence. False Personation is not under the petty offense exception, it is essentially considered an identity theft type crime and as such they will require the waiver.
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Sorry, if you are not seeking permanent visa, the non-resident admission waiver is the I-192. The temporary waiver application, Form I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant [Pursuant to Section 212(d)(3) of the INA] See: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-192.pdf . The form should be filed with CBP if you are an inadmissible visa exempt nonimmigrant or a nonimmigrant with appropriate documents who subsequently becomes inadmissible under Section 212(a) of the INA.
False personation, identity theft etc. is considered a "crime of moral turpitude" which is the basis for inadmissibility.
No this does not fall under the petty offense exception, it is a "moral turpitude" issue, you did something immoral in your offense, you lied about your name, and that is why you will require a waiver.