Walla Walla man sentenced to 92 months in prison for counterfeiting

A counterfeiting case that began in November, 2011, has been adjudicated in a federal court.

33-year-old Christopher A. Brotherton has been sentenced to 92 months in federal prison for his role in the case that began locally when counterfeit $20 bills were passed at area convenience stores.

The investigation led to a search warrant being served on a residence on West Chestnut which showed Brotherton, a convicted felon, to be in constructive possession of a firearm.

The counterfeiting case was investigated by the Walla Walla Police Department and turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Brotherton has been arrested at least 11 times by Walla Walla area law enforcement agencies. Following his release from prison, Brotherton will also be placed on parole for 4 years.