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Duquesne Man Charged With Producing, Possessing Fake U.S. Marshals Service Credentials

December 21 , 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - One resident of Duquesne, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of fraud in connection with identification documents and possessing imitation credentials of the U.S. Marshals Service, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The two-count indictment, returned on Dec. 20, named Dwight R. Spaulding, 42.

According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 18, 2009, Spaulding produced false identification documents. On April 15, 2010, Spaulding had in his possession imitation U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) credentials.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 15 1/2 years in prison, a fine of $255,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Margaret E. Picking is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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