No bail request for US fake money man

2015-12-10 20:28
Bundles of US banknotes at the head office of a bank. (Ahn Young-joon, AP, file)

Bundles of US banknotes at the head office of a bank. (Ahn Young-joon, AP, file)

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Pittsburgh - An American deported from Uganda and charged in a massive counterfeiting scheme faces arraignment and a hearing to determine whether he'll remain jailed until he stands trial.

Twenty-eight-year-old Ryan Andrew Gustafson was deported from the East African country last week after he was charged there with counterfeiting more than $180 000 worth of Ugandan currency.

He has been indicted in western Pennsylvania on charges that he printed at least $1.4 million in fake US currency, most of which was passed abroad but about $400 000 of which was sold online and shipped to the United States.

Federal prosecutors want a judge to keep him jailed for fear he'll try to return to Uganda, where he has lived for several years and has a wife.

Gustafson's attorney didn't immediately return an e-mail seeking comment on Thursday's proceedings.

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