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Case Number: 3:21-cr-30028-DWD
Judge: David W. Dugan
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (St. Clair County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: East St. Louis, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with manufacturing counterfeit money.
Counterfeit bills manufactured by Jared Sapp, 29, were recovered in Madison, St. Clair, and Effingham counties, and as far away as Colorado. Sapp’s counterfeiting dates back to at least 2016. A number of businesses in Effingham, Illinois reported in 2017 and 2018 that they had been paid counterfeit money that was later traced back to Sapp. Sapp would also use counterfeit money to pay for used goods on websites or applications like “letgo.com” and “craigslist.com.” All told, law enforcement recovered at least 201 counterfeit bills manufactured by Sapp with a total face value of $4,715.00. The operation came to an end when Sapp was arrested in April 2020 with two printer/scanners and a pile of counterfeit $20s in the trunk of his car.
The investigation was conducted by the United States Secret Service, the Effingham City Police Department, the Granite City Police Department, and the Caseyville Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Reed prosecuted the case.
Outcome: 09/08/2021 41 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge David W. Dugan: Sentencing held on 9/8/2021 for Jared W Sapp (1). AUSA Peter Reed present on behalf of the Government. Attorney James Stern present on behalf of Defendant. Defendant is sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 58 months each as to Counts 1 and 2 of the Indictment. All counts shall run concurrently. Upon release, Defendant shall be on supervised release for a term of 2 years each as to Counts 1 and 2 of the Indictment. All counts shall run concurrently. Defendant shall pay a special assessment in the amount of $200.00 and a fine of $1,000.00. Counts 3, 4, and 5 of the Indictment are dismissed on the Government's motion. (Court Reporter Karen Waugh.) (dmw2) (Entered: 09/08/2021)
09/08/2021 43 DEFENDANT'S FULL WAIVER OF READING OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUPERVISION IN OPEN COURT AT SENTENCING by Jared W Sapp. (dmw2) (Entered: 09/08/2021)
09/08/2021 44 JUDGMENT as to Jared W Sapp. Signed by Judge David W. Dugan on 9/8/2021. (dmw2) (Entered: 09/08/2021)
09/08/2021 45 SEALED STATEMENT OF REASONS to 44 Judgment as to Jared W Sapp. Signed by Judge David W. Dugan on 9/8/2021. (dmw2) (Entered: 09/08/2021)