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Missouri Resident Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Pass Counterfeit Currency

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois


Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on January 18, 2017, Kai D. Bowers, 22, of Florissant, Missouri, plead guilty in United States District Court, to conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit United States currency. Bowers faces a term of imprisonment of not more than five years, a fine up to $250,000, or both, and a term of supervised release of not more than three years when he is sentenced on May 5, 2017 in United States District Court in East St. Louis.

At his plea, Bowers admitted that during September of 2015, he agreed with Dion Price and others, to manufacture counterfeit United States currency and then pass the counterfeit $100 dollar bills in the cities of Alton, Illinois and St. Charles, Missouri.

Dion Price who plead guilty to the same charge on October 5, 2016, will be sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis on February 10, 2017.

The investigation was conducted by the Alton, Illinois Police Department and the St. Charles, Missouri Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ranley R. Killian.


Updated January 18, 2017

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