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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Jefferson County, Ohio man indicted on counterfeit charges

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A Mingo Junction, Ohio man was indicted today by a federal grand jury on counterfeit currency charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Travis Knight, age 32, was indicted on one count of “Uttering Counterfeit Currency,” and one count of “Attempted Uttering of Counterfeit Currency.” Knight is accused of 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.
 
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated February 6, 2018