Lincoln man sentenced for making counterfeit money

Brian Maxwell

By:  Newsroom

Federal authorities say the 41-year-old man made counterfeit money while living in Grand Island. 

Brian Maxwell was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison.  Maxwell was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf.  Maxwell was convicted of using computers, copiers and scanners to make counterfeit $50, $20 and $10 bills and passing some of them in Grand Island while he was living there between March 2009 and July 2009.

Kopf says Maxwell's federal sentence will begin after Maxwell is released from a Nebraska prison.  In March this year, Maxwell was given 20-to-60 months on several convictions, including theft.