PITTSBURGH – A resident of Pittsburgh has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of passing and uttering counterfeit money, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.
The eight-count indictment, returned on August 8 and unsealed today, named Peter A. Maiolo, Jr., 42, of Pittsburgh, PA.
According to the indictment, on or about July 6, 2015, July 10, 2015, August 2, 2015, August 18, 2015, August 22, 2015, August 25, 2015, August 30, 2015, and September 7, 2015, Maiolo passed counterfeit $100 Federal Reserve Notes at the Mt. Nebo Target store in the Western District of Pennsylvania.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 160 years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000 or both. 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 defendants.
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.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Western District of Pennsylvania