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

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Waveland Man Sentenced For Making And Passing Counterfeit Money

Gulfport, Miss. – Alton Emerson Morgan, 39, of Waveland, Mississippi, was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 33 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his involvement in making and passing counterfeit money, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Special Agent in Charge Craig Caldwell with the U.S. Secret Service. Morgan was also ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and $760 in restitution.

Morgan previously pled guilty to making counterfeit U.S. currency in Hancock County in December, 2013. The currency consisted of counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes in $20 and $100 denominations. Morgan also pled guilty to passing counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes in denominations of $20 and $50 in Rankin County, Mississippi, in December, 2012.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ruth Morgan.

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