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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 13, 2015

Brooklyn Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Pass Counterfeit U.S. Currency

PITTSBURGH -- A resident of Brooklyn, New York, has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months of probation, which shall include 10 months of home detention with electronic monitoring, on his conviction of conspiracy and passing counterfeit United States Currency, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Marcus Taylor, age 32.

According to information presented to the court, Taylor conspired and passed counterfeit U.S. currency during the period Nov. 9, 2012, through Nov. 30, 2012.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Secret Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Taylor.

Updated July 14, 2015