|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: DAVILYN WALSTON|
|FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010||PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER|
|http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txe||CELL: (409) 553-9881 DIRECT: (409) 981-7902|
UPSHUR COUNTY WOMAN GUILTY OF COUNTERFEITING
TYLER, Texas – A 41-year-old Holly Lake Ranch, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Dana Michelle Blackburn pleaded guilty to making counterfeit $100 bills today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.
According to information presented in court, Blackburn admitted to making approximately one hundred $100 bills by copying the notes on a printer. Some of the bills were passed in the Upshur County area. Blackburn and another woman were indicted in February 2010 and charged with counterfeiting violations.
Blackburn faces up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case is being investigated by the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Middleton.
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