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SULPHUR MEN SENTENCED FOR MAKING AND DISTRIBUTING COUNTERFEIT MONEY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2014

LAKE CHARLES, La. United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Shaun Daigle, 35, and Patrick Murray, 45, both of Sulphur, La., were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter for conspiring to counterfeit U.S. currency.  Daigle received 41 months in prison and Murray received 24 months in prison. They were also sentenced to serve two years of supervised release.  They pleaded guilty November 14, 2013.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, from May 1, 2013 to May 25, 2013, Daigle and Murray conspired to manufacture and distribute counterfeit U.S. currency in the Sulphur, Lake Charles, and Westlake, La. areas.

The U.S. Secret Service and Sulphur Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. McCoy prosecuted the case.

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