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 man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Wire Fraud.
Terry Stimpert, age 37, was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 4, 2012 for Wire Fraud. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on January 24, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The charge is merely an accusation and Stimpert is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the FBI. Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case. Stimpert was released on bond pending trial.