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Western District of Louisiana

Friday, May 1, 2015

DeQuincy man pleads guilty to counterfeiting $100 bills

LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a DeQuincy man pleaded guilty to making $100 counterfeit bills at a casino hotel.

Deldrick Shykil Fowler, 22, of DeQuincy, La., entered a conditional guilty plea on Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay, to one count of counterfeiting obligations to the United States. The plea will become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi. According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, surveillance equipment was used to observe Fowler on August 12, 2014, at the Isle of Capri Casino in Lake Charles producing counterfeit $100 bills in a hotel room. Law enforcement seized two counterfeit $100 bills, 16 uncut sheets of $100 bills, and 10 uncut sheets of $100 bills printed on only one side.

Fowler faces up to 20 years in prison, five years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date of August 6, 2015 was set.

The U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert Abendroth and Howard Parker are prosecuting the case.

Updated February 29, 2016