A federal indictment announced today accuses a Huger man of manufacturing and passing counterfeit $10 bills.

Two other men are accused of passing the phony bills, according to a news release from the acting U.S. Attorney for South Carolina, Kevin F. McDonald.

Jeffrey R. Jackson, 25, is accused in a two-count indictment of manufacturing counterfeit currency and passing counterfeit currency. Two other Huger men, Rickie D. Haselden Jr., 21, and Brett Lara Cohen, 18, were each charged in the second count of the indictment with passing counterfeit currency.

The indictment alleges that beginning in January, Jackson counterfeited $10 bills. The indictment also alleges that on Jan. 18, Jackson, Haselden, and Cohen passed the counterfeit money with the intent to defraud.

In the release, McDonald said the maximum penalty Jackson could receive is a fine of $500,000 and 40 years in prison. Haselden and Cohen are each facing a fine of $250,000 and imprisonment of 20 years.

The case was investigated by agents of the U.S. Secret Service and the Mount Pleasant Police Department. It has been assigned to assistant U.S. attorney Dean H. Secor of the Charleston office for prosecution.