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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 22, 2016

Fresno Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Counterfeiting U.S. Currency

FRESNO, Calif. —Samuel Prieto Gonzales, 37, of Fresno, was sentenced today to two years in federal prison for counterfeiting U.S. currency, Acting United States Attorney Phillip Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on May 2, 2016, Gonzales pleaded guilty to one count of counterfeiting United States Obligations for creating counterfeit $10, $50, and $100 bills in March 2014 and attempting to pass those bills in Madera County in March 2014. 

Gonzales previously absconded from a drug treatment program while under pretrial supervision in this matter, and he is currently in custody.     

This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service. Assistant United States Attorney Grant B. Rabenn prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
StopFraud
Press Release Number: 
1:14-cr-143-DAD
Updated August 22, 2016