Three New York Men Charged In Counterfeit Currency Conspiracy
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Three residents of New York State have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of conspiracy, possessing counterfeit United States currency, and passing counterfeit United States currency, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The indictment, returned on April 24, named Sean R. Marroquin, 25, of Richmond Hill, N.Y., Anyi Bohorquez, 20, of East Elmhurst, N.Y., and Matthew Martinez, 21, of Corona, New York.
According to the indictment, Marroquin was charged with conspiracy on or about March 9, 2013; Bohorquez was charged with conspiracy and passing counterfeit currency on or about March 9, 2013; and Martinez was charged with conspiracy and possessing counterfeit currency on or about March 9, 2013.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both for Marroquin. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 25 years in prison, a fine of $500,000 or both for Bohorquez. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 25 years in prison, a fine of $500,000 or both for Martinez. 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.