LAKE CHARLES — Shaun Daigle, 34, and Patrick Murray, 46, both of Sulphur, pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to conspiring to counterfeit U.S. currency, according to a news release from Stephanie A. Finley, U.S. Attorney.
According to the evidence presented at the guilty plea, from May 1, 2013 to May 25, 2013, Daigle and Murray conspired to manufacture and distribute counterfeit U.S. currency in the Sulphur, Lake Charles, and Westlake areas.
The defendants each face up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to counterfeit and forge obligations to the United States. A sentencing date has not been set.
The U.S. Secret Service and Sulphur Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. McCoy is prosecuting the case.