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niles man accused of making false statements to obtain bank loan

May 31, 2012


A federal grand jury sitting in Cleveland returned a one-count indictment charging Nicholas J. Ewanish, age 29, of Niles, Ohio, with making false statements to financial institutions, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment charges that on or about January 10, 2006, Ewanish made false statements to Charter One Bank, in connection with a loan application, in that he provided false financial information regarding a company's annual income, taxes and length of existence, in order to obtain a bank loan.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Youngstown Resident Office. The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


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