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United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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TYLER MAN SENTENCED FOR COUNTERFEITING

            TYLER, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 24-year-old Tyler, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for counterfeiting crimes in the Eastern District of Texas.

            JORDAN LADUE pleaded guilty on Oct. 27, 2009, to passing counterfeit obligations and was sentenced to 7 months in prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis.  

            According to information presented in court, on Apr. 8, 2009, Ladue purchased merchandise from the Wal-Mart on Troup Highway in Smith County, Texas using two counterfeited and altered $100 bills.  Ladue was indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 5, 2009 and charged with federal counterfeiting crimes.

            This case was investigated by the Tyler Police Department and the U.S. Secret Service and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Noble.

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