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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lake City Man Indicted For Manufacturing And Passing Counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the return of an indictment charging James Steven Hall (47, Lake City) with manufacturing and passing counterfeit currency. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in federal prison. Hall was arraigned on May 19, 2015, and released on bond. He is scheduled for trial during the July 2015 trial term.   

According to the indictment, Hall began manufacturing and passing counterfeit currency beginning at least in February 2015 through March 2015, in Columbia County, Florida.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of one or more federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Secret Service. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Frein.

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Updated May 20, 2015