U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced Tuesday that Brandon Lee Landry of Maurice pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik to counterfeiting $100 bills.

brandon-lee-landryAccording to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Landry, 31, admitted that between August 2012 and September 2012 he counterfeited $100 bills.

When officers arrested Landry on Sept.  17, they found a number of uncut sheets of printed counterfeit $100 bills, an all-in-one printer, scanner, copier and numerous high-quality individual counterfeit $100 bills in his vehicle. The serial numbers on six of the counterfeit bills found in Landry‚Äôs vehicle were matched to counterfeit bills used illegally to pay for goods and services throughout the Acadiana area.

Landry is responsible for printing more than 59 counterfeit $100 bills and admitted that he used the aforementioned equipment to make counterfeit money at a residence located in or near New Iberia. He also admitted that he passed the counterfeit bills to a number of area stores in an attempt to purchase merchandise.

Landry faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and five years of supervised release for counterfeiting. A sentencing date has not been set.

The U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation.

To post a comment, please log into your IND account. If you do not have an account, click the "register" button to create one. Facebook comments can be used as an alternative to creating an account at theIND.com.

feed-image RSS Feed
Loading
Chart
ABiz Stock Watch
o Home Bancorp 22.57 ▼0.14 (-0.62%)
o Frank's International 18.88 ▲0.18 (0.96%)
o IberiaBank Corp 62.87 ▲0.36 (0.58%)
o LHC Group 22.83 ▼0.37 (-1.59%)
o MidSouth Bancorp 18.72 ▲0.02 (0.11%)
o Petroquest Energy 5.61 ▼0.01 (-0.18%)
o PHI Inc. 41.00 ▼1.00 (-2.38%)
o Superior Energy 32.61 ▼0.26 (-0.79%)
o Stone Energy 31.59 ▲0.23 (0.73%)
o Facebook Inc. 76.54 ▼2.50 (-3.17%)
o Twitter Inc. 49.77 ▼1.81 (-3.51%)
o Gannett 29.50 ▼0.17 (-0.57%)
NYSE:HBCP

Home Bancorp

Company ID [NYSE:HBCP] Last trade:22.57 Trade time:10:29AM EDT Value change:▼0.14 (-0.62%)
NYSE:FI

Frank's International

Company ID [NYSE:FI] Last trade:18.88 Trade time:10:42AM EDT Value change:▲0.18 (0.96%)
NYSE:IBKC

IberiaBank Corp

Company ID [NYSE:IBKC] Last trade:62.87 Trade time:10:44AM EDT Value change:▲0.36 (0.58%)
NYSE:LHCG

LHC Group

Company ID [NYSE:LHCG] Last trade:22.83 Trade time:10:44AM EDT Value change:▼0.37 (-1.59%)
NYSE:MSL

MidSouth Bancorp

Company ID [NYSE:MSL] Last trade:18.72 Trade time:10:45AM EDT Value change:▲0.02 (0.11%)
NYSE:PQ

Petroquest Energy

Company ID [NYSE:PQ] Last trade:5.61 Trade time:10:46AM EDT Value change:▼0.01 (-0.18%)
NYSE:PHII

PHI Inc.

Company ID [NYSE:PHII] Last trade:41.00 Trade time:10:00AM EDT Value change:▼1.00 (-2.38%)
NYSE:SPN

Superior Energy

Company ID [NYSE:SPN] Last trade:32.61 Trade time:10:47AM EDT Value change:▼0.26 (-0.79%)
NYSE:SGY

Stone Energy

Company ID [NYSE:SGY] Last trade:31.59 Trade time:10:46AM EDT Value change:▲0.23 (0.73%)
NYSE:FB

Facebook Inc.

Company ID [NYSE:FB] Last trade:76.54 Trade time:10:47AM EDT Value change:▼2.50 (-3.17%)
NYSE:TWTR

Twitter Inc.

Company ID [NYSE:TWTR] Last trade:49.77 Trade time:10:47AM EDT Value change:▼1.81 (-3.51%)
NYSE:GCI

Gannett

Company ID [NYSE:GCI] Last trade:29.50 Trade time:10:47AM EDT Value change:▼0.17 (-0.57%)
Advertisement

Read the Flipping Paper!

Click Here for the Entire Print Version of
ABiz
 
Advertisement
Advertisement