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Three indicted for trafficking counterfeit Super Bowl XLVII tickets

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Birmingham, AL - Three Atlanta men were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday for trafficking counterfeit Super Bowl XLVII tickets destined for New Orleans.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations seized 57 counterfeit tickets and approximately $7,000 in counterfeit U.S. currency following an Alabama Department of Public Safety traffic stop Jan. 31 in Sumter County.

Dwight E. Wilcoxson, 53, Anthony A. Hunter, 47, and Darryl A. Wesby, 45, are each charged with conspiring to transport and sell counterfeit tickets to the Feb. 3 Super Bowl in New Orleans. Hunter and Wilcoxson are also charged with possession of counterfeit U.S. currency.

If convicted of trafficking counterfeit Super Bowl tickets, the defendants face a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $2 million fine. Wilcoxson and Hunter also face 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted of the counterfeiting charge.

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