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Iman Abdul-BadeeCharged with one count of producing counterfeit currency and one count of aiding and abetting the passing of counterfeit currency; and Charlene Harper charged with one count of passing counterfeit currency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2012

Mike Tobin, Public Affairs Specialist, (216) 622-3651

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Iman Abdul-Badee, age 35, of Euclid, Ohio, with one count of producing counterfeit currency and one count of aiding and abetting the passing of counterfeit currency; and Charlene Harper, age 26, of East Cleveland, Ohio, with one count of passing counterfeit currency.

The indictment charges that in January, 2012, Iman Abdul-Badee manufactured counterfeit currency, and aided and abetted the passing of counterfeit currency by Charlene Harper.

If convicted, each defendant’s sentences will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to the case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendants’ role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The case is being presented by Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Sassé after an investigation by the United States Secret Service.

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