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Bronx Man Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Pass Counterfeit Bills in Western PA Stores

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH – A New York resident was sentenced today in federal court to 30 months imprisonment followed by three years supervised release, and ordered to pay $2,500.00 in restitution, 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 John Viloria, 26.

According to information presented to the court, Viloria conspired with codefendants Eric Seighman, 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 during the period from July 1, 2014, through July 28, 2014.

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 Viloria.

Updated August 19, 2015