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Man gets prison time for passing bogus money

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced William Coleman Sr. to 18 months in prison and fined him $1,000 for passing bogus money in Biloxi.

Chief District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. also ordered the 33-year-old Coleman to make restitution of $650 and to serve three years of post-release supervision after prison.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1oJtf6j ) Coleman agreed to forfeit $90 in cash and three $5 Palace Casino chips taken from him when he was arrested Aug. 3.

A grand jury indicted him on charges alleging he passed counterfeit bills for $10, $20, $50 and $100.

Coleman was sentenced last week.

In a motion filed Wednesday, a public defender asked that Coleman be released on bond until he is notified of where and when to report to prison.

Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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