Counterfeit case stalled |

Counterfeit case stalled

Attorney problems for a Craig teen charged with counterfeiting continued Tuesday.

Raymond Maley Siqueiros, 19, of Craig, was scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in the 14th Judicial Court in Craig. But the hearing was pushed back to next Tuesday because Siq–ueiros’ court-appointed attor–ney had not seen court documents related to the case.

Siqueiros, who has waived his right to a preliminary hearing, was scheduled for arraignment Feb. 8, as well.

But at that hearing, Siqueiros’ former attorney, public defender Sheryl Uhlmann, withdrew from the case because of a conflict of interest. Uhlmann represents another client whose case is related to Siqueiros’ case.

When Uhlmann withdrew from the case, District Judge Michael O’Hara appointed Steamboat Springs attorney William Schurman to Siqueiros’ case.

O’Hara apologized to Siq–ueiros for the delays, but said any time Siqueiros spends in jail now will be credited to any jail time he may be sentenced to.

Siqueiros was one of three people arrested in December on counterfeiting charges.

The arrests came after 20 fake $100 bills were used at Craig retailers last year.

Craig police arrested Siqueiros on Dec. 21 at a home on Third Street. Police also arrested Aaron Gallegos, 18, of Olathe, at the home on charges of possession of tools used to commit forgery

Since his arrest, Siqueiros has been in Moffat County Jail. His bail is $80,000.

Siqueiros is charged with forgery and committing a fraudulent financial transaction.

If convicted of both felony charges, Siqueiros faces as many as six years in jail.

Brandon Johansson can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 213, or

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