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February 6, 2012

Department of Justice

United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee

Counterfeiter Sentenced To 30 Months In Federal Prison

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Gary Eugene Alexander, Jr., 32, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., was sentenced on February 6, 2012, by U.S. District Court Judge Thomas A. Varlan to 30 months in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to manufacture counterfeit U.S. currency. Alexander had previously entered a guilty plea to the counterfeiting charges, admitting that between August 1, 2010, and December 27, 2010, he and a co-defendant used all-in-one inkjet printers and other materials to manufacture approximately $5,000 in counterfeit $20 and $100 bills. The sentence of 30 months imposed in this case represented the top of the federal sentencing guidelines range.

U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said, “Counterfeiting of any amount of money constitutes a federal offense. This sentence is a deterrent to any who would undertake the counterfeiting of U.S. currency. We appreciate the proficient and cooperative work of the local and federal authorities, as well as AUSA Bolitho.”

The investigation into Alexander’s conduct was led by the United States Secret Service, with valuable assistance provided by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U. S. Attorney Zachary Bolitho represented the United States.

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