- Associated Press - Friday, January 22, 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A federal judge in Cedar Rapids has sentenced a disbarred lawyer to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to dealing in counterfeit currency.

Judge Linda R. Reade on Thursday sentenced 43-year-old Brian Loren Stowe, of Waverly, to the prison term following a plea agreement from September in which he admitted to offering to sell an undercover officer $500 in counterfeit currency for $100 in November 2014. In February 2015, he accepted $250 for $900 in counterfeit currency.

Stowe also must serve three years of supervised release after the prison term.

The Iowa Supreme Court in 2013 disbarred Stowe, who was once a partner in a Des Moines law firm, after he was convicted of forgery and methamphetamine charges. He also previously was a police officer in Nevada, Iowa.

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