Easthampton Man Sentenced For Counterfeiting
BOSTON - An Easthampton man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Springfield, for counterfeiting United States currency.
Shayne Pancione, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor to 33 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Pancione pleaded guilty to manufacturing and distributing counterfeit currency on Feb. 14, 2013.
Between Aug. 28, 2011, and Sept. 6, 2011, Pancione manufactured and distributed counterfeit 20 dollar bills in Easthampton and Southampton.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Steven D. Ricciardi, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Secret Service; and Chief Bruce McMahon of the Easthampton Police Department made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Regan of Ortiz’s Springfield Office.