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Buffalonian sentenced for selling counterfeit money

A Buffalo man has been sentenced to six months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara following his conviction for selling counterfeit U.S. currency, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced Thursday.

Sean Castleberry, 35, was ordered to serve his sentence consecutive to a 12-month prison term he currently is serving for a parole violation.

Prosecutors said Castleberry sold $1,050 in counterfeit cash to an undercover agent last June, believing that the officer was a drug dealer who was going to use the money to buy illegal drugs. Hochul noted that Castleberry has four felony convictions in New York State for drug and burglary related charges.