A Jacksonville man has been sentenced to 51 months in prison and three years supervised release in a multi-million dollar counterfeiting case.
Shawn Patrick Greene, age 42, was sentenced in federal court in Wilmington Tuesday.
A federal grand jury indicted Greene in July 2009. In November, Greene pleaded guilty to possession of counterfeit obligations.
Between April 2008 and January 2009, agents seized numerous packages containing "fraudulent financial obligations" which totaled in excess of $2.2 million.
Officials say in May 2008 the United States Secret Service received information from its New York office that a package addressed to Greene and shipped from Nigeria through TNT Express containing $105,000 in counterfeit money orders had been seized.
Officials say "on June 2, 2008, agents conducted a controlled delivery of the package to the residence. Greene, at home at the time, took receipt of the package. Agents then executed a search warrant of the residence. Agents found the opened package, along with numerous FedEx and UPS shipping supplies."
Involved in the investigation of this case were the United States Postal Inspection Service, the United States Secret Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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