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Kittanning Woman Pleads Guilty In Counterfeit Currency Scheme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Kittanning, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Sahaua M. Gervasoni, 21, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Gervasoni conspired to, and did, manufacture and pass thousands of dollars of counterfeit currency at various stores throughout the district during the period of March 2009 through May 2009.

Judge McVerry scheduled sentencing on Oct. 3, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.  The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court detained Gervasoni.

Assistant United States Attorney James T. Kitchen is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Secret Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Gervasoni.

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