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Man who sparked counterfeit case pleads guilty

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Posted: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 12:00 am

A man who first put Lodi police on the trail of a counterfeiting scheme that stretched to Iraq and involved more than $277,000 pleaded guilty Monday.

Clinton Earl Irons, 33, was the last of five defendants fighting the case, which started with his arrest almost two years ago. He pleaded guilty in federal court to attempted passing of counterfeit money and possession of counterfeit currency.

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  • posted at 6:04 am on Thu, Feb 11, 2010.


    OK here you go, here is a link to military pay scales-http://www.militaryfactory.com/military_pay_scale.aspWhy you people want to be proved wrong on these things I can't understand. An E4 with 20+ years of service makes around 30K, with adders. An E5 makes around 40K WITH ADDERS for combat, off base, etc.Look it up yourself. Now you know what the conversation we had. Losers.

  • posted at 5:58 am on Thu, Feb 11, 2010.


    Hey "all you losers"- Lodibill was born in 64'. Do the math (if you can) and figure out that he's not old.And no E-4's DON"T MAKE 60K in the Army. That was the discussion we had. And further I wasn't Lodibill when we had the discussion, so how is it possible you have any idea what in the heck I'm referring to? So maybe you should step away from the ipod nano, itouch, netbook, ps2 and step off now that you look like an idiot.

  • posted at 3:56 pm on Wed, Feb 10, 2010.


    You didn't know? He's always right, and this blog is all a make-believe world where us "younger generation types" are stupid cause we spend all our time on a computer. Lodibill is always right and the rest of us are all losers. The old fart needs more Centruim or something.

  • posted at 10:30 am on Tue, Feb 9, 2010.


    believe me lodibill I did my research and you war"ent right.. So whats in this storie this time that makes you think you are now?

  • posted at 3:33 am on Tue, Feb 9, 2010.


    If I remember correctly there was a discussion concerning the huge amount of money that DeAnda made in the Army.Remember that all you people? Haha, who was correct in the end?!

  • posted at 3:04 am on Tue, Feb 9, 2010.


    This is sad. All they had to do was take an online real estate course, get a state license and they could be retired by now. Maybe they can still take that prison real estate course so they will be rehabilitated?The California Department of Real Estate requires applicants with felony convictions to wait at least 2 years since the crime for rehabilitation. If he is in prison this long, that could serve as his rehabilitation waiting period for his real estate license! Section 2911"The passage of not less than two years since the most recentcriminal conviction or ACT of the applicant that is a basis todeny the departmental action sought".Oh goody, we might have another housing bubble by then? High standards and qualifications? NOT!

  • posted at 2:36 am on Tue, Feb 9, 2010.


    Who says "Crime Doesn't Pay"? Who says they didn't pass off "Far more then the $277,000.00?"

  • posted at 1:47 am on Tue, Feb 9, 2010.


    So they are in jail about 1.5 years yet made $277,000 dollars? I suppose you could say it was worth it to them.

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