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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 4, 2013

Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Man Sentenced For Manufacturing And Distributing Counterfeit Currency

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today that on November 1, 2013, Tyrone A. Jones, 24, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was sentenced to 30 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, in United States District Court in Benton, after pleading guilty to two counts of manufacturing and passing counterfeit United States currency.

At his plea on July 25, 2013, Jones admitted that on February 10, 2013, and again on March 10, 2013, he passed over $600.00 in counterfeit currency at a business located in Alexander County, within the Southern District of Illinois. He also admitted that he had manufactured other counterfeit currency that was recovered by the United States Secret Service.

The case was investigated by agents of the United States Secret Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ranley R. Killian.

Updated February 19, 2015