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Allegheny County Man Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Make Counterfeit Currency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2013

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Elizabeth, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of conspiracy to make counterfeit United States currency and making counterfeit United States currency, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Justin S. Holliday, 29, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak.

Holliday was charged with two counts alleging conspiracy and the making of counterfeit currency during the period June 21, 2012 through June 24, 2012.

Judge Hornack scheduled sentencing for Oct. 6, 2013, at 9:30 am. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 25 years in prison, a fine of $500,000 or both for Holliday. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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

The United States Secret Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Justin S. Holliday.

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