Attorney General Laxalt Announces Indictment for Possession of a Financial Forgery Laboratory

April 7, 2016

Las Vegas, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that William Digilio, 56, of Las Vegas was indicted by the Clark County Grand Jury on charges of establishing or possessing a financial forgery laboratory and forgery. The charges stem from a search of the defendant’s apartment in May 2013.

    According to the indictment, the defendant allegedly possessed computers, printers and scanners that were used specifically to manufacture counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes. In the defendant’s wallet, investigators located eight counterfeit $20 Federal Reserve Notes and three counterfeit $100 Federal Reserve Notes.

      “Forgery constitutes a serious threat to the integrity of our financial system, and honest, hardworking Americans are paying the price,” said Laxalt. “My Office will continue to work collaboratively with our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute white collar crimes like this one, and to ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.”

        Digilio is scheduled for his initial appearance before the Eighth Judicial District Court on April 14, 2016.

          This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service in cooperation with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Deputy Attorney General Amy Steelman is prosecuting the case. An indictment is merely a charging document; every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

            If you are the victim of receiving counterfeit bills, please contact the Secret Service. To view the criminal Indictment for William Digilio, click here. To file a complaint about someone suspected of committing a fraud, click here.