Morello and the others were charged with participating in a counterfeiting ring. Authorities initially suspected that they were importing counterfeit U.S. currency printed by associates in Italy. It was later determined that the phony bills were generated at small printing plant on a farm in Highland, New York.
The arrests concluded a Secret Service investigation of more than half a year. Morello had been watched by the Secret Service for years.
|New York Tribune, Nov. 16, 2016|