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February 27, 2023

Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty for His Role in Negotiating Stolen Treasury Checks

On December 20, 2022, in the Southern District of Alabama, Samuel Dixon pled guilty to knowingly and intentionally passing a forged United States Treasury check.

According to the court documents, between January and February of 2020, Dixon knowingly negotiated counterfeit checks purporting to be issued by the United States Department of the Treasury (Treasury) in Mobile, Alabama and in Louisiana with the intent to defraud. Additionally, Dixon knowingly used the identification and social security number of individuals to negotiate those United States Treasury checks. Dixon was indicted in the Southern District of Alabama on October 27, 2021 and later arrested.

As stated in his plea agreement, Dixon agreed to pay a restitution amount of $7,138.  At sentencing, Dixon could receive a maximum term of 20 years’ imprisonment.

Source:  The facts in this case narrative come from the following publicly available documents:  S.D. Ala., Indict., filed October 27, 2021; and S.D. Ala., Plea Agr., filed December 20, 2022.