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

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Indiana Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Counterfeit United States Currency

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on February 20, 2014, Dana L. Causey, 24, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, pled guilty to possession of counterfeit United States Currency with intent to defraud as alleged in an indictment returned by a Federal Grand jury sitting in East St. Louis, Illinois on April 18, 2013. The plea in the case came one year to the day from the date he was arrested by the Fairview Heights Police and United States Secret Service. The arrest occurred on February 20, 2013.

At his sentencing Causey will face up to 20 years in federal prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and up to 3 years of supervised release. Sentencing has been set for June 19, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois.

During his plea hearing, Causey admitted that he intended to pass the counterfeit currency in the Fairview Heights, Illinois area.

The investigation in this case was conducted by United States Secret Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ranley R. Killian.

Updated February 19, 2015