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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for Passing Counterfeit United States Currency

January 30, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls man charged with Passing Counterfeit United States Currency was sentenced on January 27, 2012, by Chief US District Judge Karen E. Schreier. Lance Majestic House, age 20, was sentenced to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

House was indicted for Passing Counterfeit United States Currency by a federal grand jury on July 19, 2011. On or about July 13, 2011, House attempted to pass a counterfeit $20 Federal Reserve Note at a Shop 'N' Cart convenience store located at 4301 E. 12th Street in Sioux Falls, knowing the note was counterfeit. House pled guilty to one count of an indictment on November 10, 2011.

This case was investigated by the US Secret Service. Assistant US Attorney Kevin Koliner prosecuted the case.

House was immediately turned over to the custody of the US Marshal.



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