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Monopoly money (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Govt Sending Inconsistent Message on Counterfeiting

Two people from Rapid City, Bar Braver and Ravaye Meltzer, have pleaded guilt to counterfeiting products and face penalties of up to 10 years in prison and $2 million in fines. It seems the counterfeiters have attempted to pass off goods as authentic products of Monster Energy, Angry Birds, Hollister, The North Face and Ed Hardy…when the products weren’t actually products of these companies. If we so strongly oppose the counterfeiting of currency and manufactured goods, why do some enthusiastically support the counterfeiting of other things?

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Man Sentenced for Counterfeiting, Counterfeiter-in-Chief Remains at Large

Man Sentenced for Counterfeiting, Counterfeiter-in-Chief Remains at Large

As reported by the Rapid City Journal, a man in Sioux Falls has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for passing $180 in counterfeit money last year. He will be supervised for three years after he is released from prison. Man, that’s a strong sentence for giving someone several fake $10 and $20 bills. After all, nobody got hurt. Why do we consider counterfeiting the currency of a nation to be immoral, criminal, and a behavior which is not allowed or sanctioned?

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