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Carney Sentenced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2011

CARNEY SENTENCED TO 57 MONTHS
FOR POSSESSION OF COUNTERFEIT

BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr. announced that on Friday, December 2, 2011, Chief U.S. District Court Judge Brian A. Jackson sentenced PAUL A. CARNEY, 55, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. CARNEY was sentenced to 57 months in prison and two (2) years of supervised released after CARNEY was found guilty at trial on two counts of possessing counterfeit U.S. currency.

In December 2010 and in January 2011, Baton Rouge Police officers and U.S. Secret Service agents discovered a total of $8,955 in counterfeit U.S. currency inside of CARNEY’S Olive Street home in Baton Rouge. In addition to the counterfeit currency, law enforcement officers also recovered several items used in the manufacture of counterfeit currency, including high quality paper, a paper cutter, and a color printer/copier/scanner. After tracking the serial numbers of the seized counterfeit currency, the U.S. Secret Service discovered that the counterfeit currency had been passed at least thirty times in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area, and as far away as Rochester, Minnesota.

The initial investigation was conducted by United States Secret Service Agent R. Eric Bragg. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Helina S. Dayries and Leetra J. Harris.

 

 

 

 

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