Sidney Rocke on "Mutilated Currency: Redeeming Cash and Fighting Scams"

Lunch and Learn Series

Sidney Rocke on \

Friday, November 10, 2017 | 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Sidney Rocke, the chief counsel for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), discusses how the government handles mutilated US currency that has been burned, buried or attacked by animals.

Mr. Rocke provides legal advice and counsel on a wide range of issues to the BEP, which is the agency that prints billions of dollars a year in US currency. Among his accomplishments at the BEP, Mr. Rocke advised changing the agency’s regulations to place the burden of proof on the suspected swindlers, and he drafted regulations requiring them to convince a judge that their mutilated or counterfeit money is real.

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