16 March 2006

Stupid criminals

From The Smoking Gun:

We're not sure what he planned to do with them, but an admitted smuggler recently led Secret Service agents to 250 counterfeit $1 billion notes that had been stained to make it appear they were issued in 1934. The phony bills were seized last week by federal investigators who learned of the bad paper from Tekle Zigetta, who pleaded guilty yesterday to a federal charge of failing to declare $37,000 in currency upon his return to Los Angeles in January from South Korea.

I would have liked to see the expression on the convenience-store clerk when Mr. Zigetta tried to use one of these to buy a soda and some snowballs.

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