Waveland man sentenced for counterfeiting
By Geoff Belcher
May 14, 2014, 13:40
A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a Waveland man to nearly three years in prison for counterfeiting.
In December 2013, Alton Emerson Morgan, 39, pled guilty to making counterfeit U.S. currency in Hancock County. The currency consisted of counterfeit Federal Reserve notes in $20 and $100 denominations, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Special Agent in Charge Craig Caldwell with the U.S. Secret Service said in a statement issued Wednesday.
Morgan also pled guilty to passing counterfeit notes in $20 and $50 denominations in Rankin County in 2012.
U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden sentenced Morgan to 33 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
Ozerden also ordered Morgan to pay a $2,500 fine and $760 in restitution.
The Secret Service investigated the case; Assistant U.S. Attorney Ruth Morgan was the prosecutor.