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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Counterfit Money

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE:  (716) 843-5817
FAX #:                 (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Terrance Williams, 25, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to possession of counterfeit money before District Court Judge David G. Larimer. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000fine.

Assistant U.S. Melissa M. Marangola, who is handling the case, stated that on March 1, 2015, law enforcement officers responded to 453 Hollenbeck Street in Rochester to investigate a possible burglary in progress.  As officers approached the defendant, they learned he had an outstanding warrant on an unrelated matter. Williams was arrested and taken to the Monroe County Jail. While there, officers removed $1,140.00 in counterfeit United States currency the defendant. The money was then examined by Secret Service agents who determined it was counterfeit.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Secret Service, under the direction of C. Todd Laster.
 
Sentencing is scheduled for August 8, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. before Judge Larimer.
ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Terrance Williams, 25, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to possession of counterfeit money before District Court Judge David G. Larimer. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000fine.

Assistant U.S. Melissa M. Marangola, who is handling the case, stated that on March 1, 2015, law enforcement officers responded to 453 Hollenbeck Street in Rochester to investigate a possible burglary in progress.  As officers approached the defendant, they learned he had an outstanding warrant on an unrelated matter. Williams was arrested and taken to the Monroe County Jail. While there, officers removed $1,140.00 in counterfeit United States currency the defendant. The money was then examined by Secret Service agents who determined it was counterfeit.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Secret Service, under the direction of C. Todd Laster.
 
Sentencing is scheduled for August 8, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. before Judge Larimer.

Updated May 13, 2015