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

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New York Man Sentenced To Prison For Counterfeit Cash Scheme

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Binghamton, New York, has been sentenced in federal court to 24 months in jail on his conviction of violating federal counterfeiting laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Larry Patterson, 60.

According to information presented to the court, Patterson manufactured counterfeit federal reserve notes by converting one and five dollar notes into $100 notes. Patterson then mailed the notes to a location in Pennsylvania where they were seized by law enforcement.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Secret Service and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Patterson.

Updated July 14, 2015