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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 23, 2018

Pittsburgh Man Passed Counterfeit $100 Bills at Western Pennsylvania Target Stores

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of passing and uttering counterfeit money, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Peter A. Maiolo, Jr., 42, of Pittsburgh, PA pleaded guilty to three counts before United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on or about July 6, 2015, July 10, 2015, August 2, 2015, August 18, 2015, August 22, 2015, August 25, 2015, August 30, 2015, and September 7, 2015, Maiolo passed counterfeit $100 Federal Reserve Notes at Target in the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Judge Bissoon scheduled sentencing for June 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 60 years in prison, a fine of $750,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendants

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

The United States Secret Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Maiolo.

Updated February 23, 2018