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April 21, 2011

Memphis, Tenn- Bobby DeAngelo Smith was sentenced on April 19, 2011 by United States District Court Judge Samuel H. Mays to 252 months in prison, announced United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee Edward L. Stanton, III. Smith was found guilty following a jury trial of four counts relating to counterfeiting, including: conspiracy to manufacture counterfeit, manufacturing counterfeit, passing counterfeit and concealing counterfeit. Smith was also convicted on two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and two counts of conspiracy and attempt to obstruct justice.

Between May and June of 2008, Smith was responsible for the production of at least $5,080 in counterfeit bills and had passed or attempted to pass counterfeit bills at multiple locations in Memphis. Once arrested, Smith conspired with his co-defendants, Regina Hinton and Danette Ross (his mother), to produce a false notarized affidavit which would be used to exonerate and prevent the successful prosecution of Smith.

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lorraine Craig.


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