Hangout counterfeit money suspects sentenced

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United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces that all defendants in the Hangout Fest counterfeiting case have now been sentenced after having pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit United States currency.

  • Christopher Boudreaux of Lafayette, Louisiana, was sentenced to 18 months incarceration, followed by three years of supervised release.
  • Cody Bartley was sentenced to time severed, having already served 9 months in jail on this offense.
  • Leena Haidar, of Picayune, Mississippi, was sentenced to six months home confinement, 100 hours of community service, and five years of probation.
  • Devin Boutwell, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced to six months home confinement followed by five years of probation.
  • Jack Morgan and Sydney Alexander, both of Gulf Shores, Alabama, were both accepted into a 12-month pretrial diversion plan.

Police made the arrests in May 2013 after three people allegedly bought $900 worth of single day passes with fake money. The bust led to an apartment, where eight more people were arrested.

Officials said they found plenty of evidence in plain view.

“They did have all the material to make the money. They had a printer/scanner, laptops, paper. There was some trial and error evidence. And then there was another $4,800-$5,000 worth of money taken there,” said Sgt. Jason Woodruff with Gulf Shores Police.

The federal counterfeiting case was investigated by the Mobile office of the United States Secret Service, as well as the Gulf Shores Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

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