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Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Counterfeit Currency Charges

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of conspiracy, making counterfeit currency and passing counterfeit money, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Robert W. Jackson, Jr., a/k/a Flace Rob, a/k/a Black Rob, 26 of Pittsburgh, PA pleaded guilty to six counts before Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that in and around May 2013, Jackson and others conspired to make and pass counterfeit currency, and from on or about January 14, 2014, January 23, 2014, and January 26, 2014, Jackson passed counterfeit money.

Judge Conti scheduled sentencing for Feb.5, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 105 years in prison, a fine of $1,500,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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 Jackson.

Updated November 4, 2015

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