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American charged in Uganda for forging counterfeit dollars

  • In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, American Ryan Gustafson faces charges of forging currency, at a magistrates court in central Kampala, Uganda. Gustafson faces 25 years in prison if convicted of the charges that came after his arrest in the East African country early this month, and will remain jailed until the continuation of his trial on Jan. 9, 2015, according to the chief magistrate. (AP Photo/Rebecca Vassie)

    In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, American Ryan Gustafson faces charges of forging currency, at a magistrates court in central Kampala, Uganda. Gustafson faces 25 years in prison if convicted of the charges that came after his arrest in the East African country early this month, and will remain jailed until the continuation of his trial on Jan. 9, 2015, according to the chief magistrate. (AP Photo/Rebecca Vassie)  (The Associated Press)

  • EDS NOTE: RECROP OF NAI101. In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, American Ryan Gustafson faces charges of forging currency, at a magistrates court in central Kampala, Uganda. Gustafson faces 25 years in prison if convicted of the charges that came after his arrest in the East African country early this month, and will remain jailed until the continuation of his trial on Jan. 9, 2015, according to the chief magistrate. (AP Photo/Rebecca Vassie)

    EDS NOTE: RECROP OF NAI101. In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, American Ryan Gustafson faces charges of forging currency, at a magistrates court in central Kampala, Uganda. Gustafson faces 25 years in prison if convicted of the charges that came after his arrest in the East African country early this month, and will remain jailed until the continuation of his trial on Jan. 9, 2015, according to the chief magistrate. (AP Photo/Rebecca Vassie)  (The Associated Press)

Ugandan court documents show that an American man was charged in a Kampala court with forging currency of more than $190,000 found in his Ugandan home.

Ryan Gustafson faces 25 years in prison if convicted of the charges following his arrest in this East African country on Dec. 11. Gustafson will remain jailed until his trial on Jan. 9, 2015, said Lilian Bucyana, the chief magistrate at the Buganda Road Court ruled Monday.

Police alleged that Gustafson has forged more than $2 million that is in circulation around the world. Police spokesman Fred Enanga said printers, thumb drives, paper cutters, routers and ink believed to be used in printing the fake money were seized in Gustafson's house.