Missouri man admits to passing counterfeit money

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Thursday, October 25, 2012

When Missouri residents are asked to think about acts that are a violation of criminal law, it is likely that the first to come to mind would be violent, harmful acts such as murder, assault or aggravated robbery. However, there are numerous other crimes that are a violation of federal criminal law. Many of them do not even cause physical harm to another individual. Yet, a conviction can still mean serious penalties and a prison sentence. Counterfeiting is one of these crimes.

A Missouri man recently pled guilty to counterfeiting. The 36-year-old man pled guilty in U.S. District Court to charges of obstructing justice, resisting or …

Counterfeiting scheme lands two Missourians in prison

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Monday, September 17, 2012

Given the current state of the economy, some consumers are struggling to pay their bills and support themselves and their families. Such dire circumstances can drive people to do things they wouldn’t normally consider. Unfortunately, sometimes these decisions violate federal criminal law. Although the motivating factors behind a recent Missouri arrest for counterfeiting are unknown, it is difficult not to wonder if it was a crime of desperation.

Three individuals in Missouri were arrested after authorities executed a search warrant at their hotel in Hannibal, MO. Officers allegedly found a large amount of money in bills of all sizes up to $100 bills. They also found …