(STL.News) – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Daumoniqe Jackson, age 22, and Christopher De Codio, age 24, both of Brooklyn, New York, were indicted on February 19, 2020, by a federal grand jury for passing counterfeit U.S. currency.
According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the indictment alleges that Jackson and De Codio passed $2,700 of counterfeit United States currency in businesses in Mifflin and Juniata Counties on December 11, 2019.
This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service. Prosecution is assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Christian T. Haugsby.
Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged by indictment are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.
A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
The maximum penalty under federal law for passing counterfeit currency is 20 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.