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O’FALLON MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO COUNTERFEITING
AND MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2011

DANIEL CURRAN, 21, of O’Fallon, Ill., pled guilty today to the offenses of Manufacturing
Counterfeit Currency and Making False Statements to Law Enforcement, United States Attorney for the
Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. The offenses carry a total statutory
maximum possible punishment of up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and five years’
supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for May 13, 2011, in United States District Court in East St.
Louis, Ill.

CURRAN admitted as part of his guilty plea that on or before February 23, 2010, in St. Clair
County, within the Southern District of Illinois, he manufactured counterfeit ten and twenty dollar federal
reserve notes on a three-in-one printer at his home. CURRAN presented these counterfeit notes to
persons and either sold them for genuine United States currency or presented them to unsuspecting
persons for the value which they did not possess.

During the course of the investigation, CURRAN knowingly and willfully made materially false,
fictitious, and fraudulent statements to Secret Service special agents regarding a matter within the
jurisdiction of the executive branch of the government of the United States.

The investigation was conducted by the United States Secret Service and is being prosecuted by
Assistant United States Attorneys Jennifer Hudson and Ranley R. Killian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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