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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Secret Service Investigation Leads To Counterfeiting Charges Against Pittsburgh Man

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy, making counterfeit currency and passing counterfeit money, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The six-count indictment named Robert W. Jackson, Jr., a/k/a Flacc Rob, a/k/a Black Rob, 25.

According to indictment, in and around May 2013, Jackson and others conspired to make and pass counterfeit currency, and from on or about Jan. 14, 2014, Jan. 23, 2014, and Jan. 26, 2014, Jackson passed counterfeit money.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 105 years in prison, a fine of $1,500,000 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 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 leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015