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NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI


MATT J. WHITWORTH


Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106

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MAY 14, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


MACKS CREEK MEN INDICTED FOR COUNTERFEITING


            SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Matt J. Whitworth, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that three men were indicted by a federal grand jury today for their roles in a conspiracy to pass counterfeit money.


            Gregory Harrison, 35, and Robert Boushell, 23, both of Macks Creek, Mo., and Ronald Moyer, 41, address unknown, were charged in a six-count indictment returned by a federal grand in Springfield.


            Today’s indictment alleges that Harrison, Boushell and Moyer participated in a conspiracy to distribute counterfeit money from Oct. 19, 2008, to Nov. 9, 2008. Harrison allegedly manufactured $1,800 in counterfeit currency, which he gave to Boushell and Moyer to distribute. Boushell and Moyer allegedly distributed the counterfeit currency at various businesses – including fast food restaurants – in order to obtain change so that the legitimate currency could then be used by the conspirators.


            In addition to the conspiracy, Harrison is charged with one count of manufacturing counterfeit $20, $10 and $5 bills. Harrison is also charged with one count of delivering counterfeit currency to Boushell and Moyer for distribution, and one count of possessing an image of a $20 bill.


            Harrison and Boushell are also charged together with one count of passing counterfeit currency. Moyer is also charged with one count of passing counterfeit currency.


            Whitworth cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.


            This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall D. Eggert. It was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and the Springfield, Mo., Police Department.

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