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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Prison for Making and Passing Counterfeit Bills

March 6, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Allegheny County has been sentenced in federal court to one year and a day of incarceration on his conviction of making and passing counterfeit money, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Mark Hornak imposed the sentence on Shawn V. Jones, 43, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

According to the information presented to the court, Jones made $1,000 in photocopied counterfeit federal reserve notes in $20 and $10 denominations from Dec. 9 through Dec. 12, 2011. He pled guilty to passing counterfeit money at a local pub on Dec. 13, 2011.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Hull prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

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

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