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Former Iowa Police Officer Sentenced For Dealing Counterfeit Bills

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

  A former Iowa police officer and disbarred Iowa attorney from Waverly has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for dealing in counterfeit currency.

   Brian Loren Stowe, 43, plead guilty to the federal charges in September of 2015.

   Stowe is a former member of the drug task force at the Nevada Police Department. 

  On Thursday, he was sentenced to two years in federal prison followed by three years probation.

  Stowe admitted to offering to sell an undercover cop $500 in counterfeit currency for %100 in November 2014.

  In February of 2015, Stowe admitted to accepting $250 for $900 of counterfeit bills.

  During the sentencing, Stowe also admitted to manufacturing the bills. 

  Stowe was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. 

  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Vavricek and investigated by the United States Secret Service, the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Divisions of Narcotics Enforcement and Criminal Investigation, the Waterloo Police Department, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service. 

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