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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 11, 2014

Stroudsburg Man Charged With Passing Counterfeit Money

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a felony information has been filed against Calmen Stewart, Jr., age 23, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.  The information charges Stewart with conspiracy to pass counterfeit federal reserve notes at locations throughout the Middle District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere.

     Ketsy Devis, age 24, Dominick Andino, age 24, and Ralph Randolph, age 36 were charged in related cases.  Devis and Andino await sentencing.  Randolph was sentenced on July 24, 2014 by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion to ten months incarceration followed by two years of supervised release.

     Stewart could be imprisoned for a statutory maximum term of imprisonment of five years and fines in the amount of $250,000. 

     The case was jointly investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Dickson City Police Department.

     Prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski.

     Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

     A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

     Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

Updated April 9, 2015