Shawmut Man Sentenced to Over 4 Years on
Counterfeit Currency Charges
Contact: Julia M. Lipez
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Anthony E.
Almeida III, 29, of Shawmut, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock
Hornby to 51 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release for possession
of counterfeit currency. Almeida was convicted on June 20, 2012 after a jury trial.
Court records reveal that in July of 2011, Almeida and a co-defendant were stopped in their
vehicle by the police and found to be in possession of more than $4,000 in counterfeit United States
currency. The investigation revealed that Almeida had in his wallet the genuine currency from which
several of the counterfeit bills were copied. In addition, several bills from a batch of counterfeit
currency found by the side of the road in Skowhegan a month earlier were also copies of the currency
that Almeida had in his wallet at the time of the stop.
The investigation was conducted by the United States Secret Service and the Androscoggin and
Franklin County Sheriff’s Departments.
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