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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 1, 2018

East Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Time Served for Participating in Counterfeit Currency Scheme

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh-area resident has been sentenced in federal court on his conviction of conspiracy and passing and uttering counterfeit money, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence yesterday on Shad McClelland, 31, of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Shad McClelland received a sentence of time served and two years of supervised release, of which the first three months he will be on home detention with electronic monitoring.

According to information presented to the court, McClelland conspired and passed counterfeit $100, $50 and $20 FRNs throughout the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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

United States Attorney Brady commended the United States Secret Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of McClelland.

Updated February 1, 2018