This guy is a white collar guy but forging chks gets State time.
Sorry to say, but I don't believe you, then, brah. He's got a history or did something in addition to check forging. His brother a check forger, too?
I just don't think check forgers end up in Angola in 2013. I could be wrong, but most of those guys end up as DOC prisoners in Parish jails - they cause less problems and usually have shorter sentences - perfect trustee pools.