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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mifflin County Man Sentenced For Passing Counterfeit Money

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a Mifflin County man has been sentenced for his involvement in passing counterfeit $100 Federal Reserve notes.

According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, Mohammed Abughaniyeh, age 31, resident of Laury’s Station, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane to 10 months’ imprisonment.  Abughaniyeh previously pleaded guilty to a felony criminal indictment on September 5, 2014, alleging that from October 2013 to November 2013, he passed counterfeit $100 Federal Reserve notes at local businesses and fruit stands generally located in Mifflin County.  Abughaniyeh would buy small items to get genuine U.S. currency in exchange.

The case was investigated by U.S. Secret Service, Pennsylvania State Police, Mifflin County Regional Police Department, Sandy Township Police Department, and Logan Township.  Prosecution was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Daryl F. Bloom.

Updated April 17, 2015