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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Jefferson County, Ohio man admits to counterfeit charges

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Travis Knight, of Mingo Junction, Ohio, has admitted today to counterfeit currency charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Knight, age 33, pled guilty to one count of “Uttering Counterfeit Currency,” and one count of “Attempted Uttering of Counterfeit Currency.” Knight admitted to passing counterfeit $50 bills and attempting to pass counterfeit $50 bills in Marion and Monongalia Counties in October and November 2017. 

Knight faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for each count. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The United States Secret Service investigated.
 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated April 3, 2018