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

Monday, March 2, 2015

Belle Vernon Man Gets Prison Sentence For Counterfeit Currency Scheme

PITTSBURGH – A Fayette County resident was sentenced today in federal court to 30 months imprisonment followed by three years supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to possess and to pass counterfeit currency, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Court Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed sentence upon Eric Seighman, 32, of Belle Vernon, Pa.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that during the period from July 1, 2014, through July 28, 2014, Seighman conspired with codefendants John Viloria, Barry Robert Youger, Jr. and Cheryl Johnson, to pass thousands of dollars of counterfeit Federal Reserve notes at various retail store locations in the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Assistant United States Attorney Mary McKeen Houghton prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Secret Service for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Seighman.

Updated July 14, 2015