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Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Man to Prison for Possessing Counterfeit Cash

August 21, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A Pittsburgh man has been sentenced in federal court to one month imprisonment with three years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal counterfeit laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Dustin Mathis, 30.

According to information presented to the court, Mathis did possess and conceal falsely made, forged, counterfeited and altered obligations of the United States, that is, approximately $1,840 in counterfeited Federal Reserves Notes, with the intent to defraud.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the U.S. Secret Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Mathis.

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