Illinois Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Passing Counterfeit United States Currency and Attempted Passing Counterfeit United States Currency
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Tom J. Parsons, age 49, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 24, 2013, and pled not guilty to an Information that was filed on May 6, 2013, charging him with Injurious Articles as Nonmailable. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 1 year of imprisonment, a $100,000 fine, or both. The charge is merely an accusation, and Parsons is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the United States Postal Service, and First Assistant U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Seiler is prosecuting the case. Parsons was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.