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CO INTERFEITERS 1-1-1
A federal counterfeiting-conspiracy case which
had its g beginning six years ago with the
crash of a plane in South Texas, comes to a close
today in a Fort Worth federal district courtroom.
Four men who have been found guilty in the case
appear for sentencing before Federal Judge Joe
Dooley, of Amarillo. One of the defendants,
Burton E. Ellis, of Fort Worth, was sentenced to
two years in federal prison for his part in the
case. The government contends Ellis conspired to
have printed 450-thousand dollars in bogus one
hundred dollar bills and further claims the
counterfiet notes were used to bolster the failing
finances of the River Oaks State Bank and the
Home Guaranty Abstract company. Both Ellis, and
a co-defendant, 37-year-old J. C. Mount, were
officers in the two firms which collapsed in 1956.
Mount also received a two-year sentence. Both he
and Ellis previously served prison terms for their
part in the bank scheme in which several area banks
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Counterfeiters], item, November 17, 1962; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc982370/m1/1/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.