Attorney General Laxalt Announces Conviction of Las Vegas Man for Possession of a Financial Forgery Laboratory

October 7, 2016

Las Vegas, NV -   Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that William Digilio, 56, of Las Vegas pleaded guilty and was sentenced for one count of establishing or possessing a financial forgery laboratory, a category "B" felony. The laboratory was discovered by law enforcement in May 2013. 

Upon entering Digilio's apartment, investigators identified eleven computers, printers, and scanners used in the manufacture of counterfeit currency. Investigators recovered nearly $20,000 in counterfeit currency in the residence, as well as numerous electronic files containing images used to produce such counterfeit items. A genuine $20 Federal Reserve Note was located in the act of being scanned for reproduction. Digilio also possessed specialized paper, ink, and hand-made stamps used to counterfeit the security features found on genuine currency.

"Forgery is a serious crime that can have far-reaching consequences on individuals and businesses," said Laxalt. "This conviction should send the message to those who would seek to forge monies or documents that their actions are not without consequence and that they will be held accountable."

Digilio waived his right to a pre-sentence investigation report, and was sentenced by Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti to 12-48 months in the Nevada Department of Corrections.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service in cooperation with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the Attorney General's Fraud Unit.

To view the amended criminal indictment for Digilio, click here . To file a complaint concerning someone suspected of committing fraud, click here .


(Photo Courtesy of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)