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 a Sioux Falls, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for fraud.
Randal Kent Hansen, age 65, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 8, 2013 for Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud; Wire Fraud; and Mail Fraud. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on May 15, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both. The charge is merely an accusation and Hansen is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case.
Hansen was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.