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Maurice man pleads guilty to counterfeiting

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Maurice man pleads guilty to counterfeiting, printed more than $5,900 worth of fake bills.

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Brandon Lee Landry, 31, of Maurice, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik, to counterfeiting $100 bills. According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Landry admitted that between August 2012 and September 2012 he counterfeited $100 bills.

Officers said when they arrested Landry on September 17, 2012, they found a number of uncut sheets of printed counterfeit $100 bills, an all-in-one printer, scanner, copier and numerous high-quality individual counterfeit $100 bills in his vehicle. The serial numbers on six of the counterfeit bills found in Landry's vehicle were matched to counterfeit bills used illegally to pay for goods and services throughout the Acadiana area.

Landry is responsible for printing more than 59 counterfeit $100 bills and admitted that he used the all-in-one printer, scanner, copier to make counterfeit money at a residence located in or near New Iberia, La. He also admitted that he passed the counterfeit bills to a number of area stores in an attempt to purchase merchandise.

Landry faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and five years of supervised release for counterfeiting. A sentencing date has not been set.

The U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph T. Mickel is prosecuting the case.

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