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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Savannah Man Sentenced To Federal Prison for Manufacturing Counterfeit Currency

SAVANNAH, GA: De’von Le’edward Walker, 21, of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced earlier this week by U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore, Jr. to 30 months in federal prison for his role in the manufacturing and selling of counterfeit U.S. currency. 

According to court documents and evidence presented at hearings, Walker and a partner- in-crime created thousands of dollars of counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes.  Walker then sold the counterfeit currency to others in exchange for real money.  Investigation by the U.S. Secret Service revealed that many of the counterfeit notes manufactured by Walker had been passed in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Rhode Island. 

U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Matthew Britsch investigated Walker with assistance from the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Theodore S. Hertzberg prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.  For additional information, please contact First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547.

 

Updated May 19, 2016