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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Livingston Parish Counterfeiters Sentenced To Federal Prison

BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Walt Green announced that yesterday United States District Judge John W. deGravelles sentenced two Livingston Parish residents to federal prison after being convicted of conspiring to counterfeit currency.

On April 26, 2016, PHILIP SLAY, age 28, of Denham Springs, Louisiana, was sentenced to a 40-month term of imprisonment, followed by a 3-year term of supervised release.  On July 13, 2016, BRANDI ROBINSON, age 29, of Livingston, Louisiana, was sentenced to a 15-month term of imprisonment, followed by a 3-year term of supervised release. 

U.S. Attorney Green stated: “Counterfeiting is not a victimless crime.  My office will continue to work with the U.S. Secret Service and our other federal, state, and local partners to help ensure that we protect citizens and businesses from criminals who circulate counterfeit money in our community.”  

Secret Service Agent-In-Charge Luis Velez stated: “The U.S. Secret Service remains committed to suppressing the counterfeiting of U.S. currency and will continue to pursue anyone who violates the faith and trust citizens have in our financial infrastructure”

This matter has been investigated by the United States Secret Service with substantial assistance from the Denham Springs Police Department.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jessica M.P. Thornhill.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated July 19, 2016