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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 10, 2014

New York Man Sentenced To Probation With Monitoring For Passing Counterfeit Currency

PITTSBURGH - A Brooklyn, NY, resident has been sentenced in federal court to 54 months of probation, which includes six months of home detention with electronic or GPS monitoring, on his conviction of conspiracy and passing counterfeit currency, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Edwin Phillip, 29.

According to information presented to the court, Phillip conspired and passed counterfeit currency during the period of Nov. 9, 2012, through Nov. 30, 2012.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Secret Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Phillip.

Updated July 14, 2015