O’FALLON MAN SENTENCED IN COUNTERFEITING CASE
Daniel Curran, 21, of O’Fallon, IL, was sentenced on July 29, 2011, in the United States District Court in East St. Louis, for Counterfeiting United States Currency and Making False Statements to the United States Secret Service, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. On February 4, 2011, Curran entered a plea of guilty to an Indictment charging him with Manufacturing Counterfeit Currency and Making a False Statement. The violations took place during February, 2010, in St. Clair County, Illinois. As part of the plea, Curran admitted that he had counterfeited over $2,000 dollars worth of counterfeit bills and that he had lied to Secret Service Agents who were investigating the reports of counterfeit currency. Curran received a sentence of a year and a day in Federal Prison, and was ordered to serve 3 years of mandatory supervised release upon his release from prison. Curran was also ordered to pay a $200.00 Special Assessment and to pay restitution to the victims of his counterfeiting.
The investigation of the case was handled by the United States Secret Service while the prosecution of the case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Ranley R. Killian.