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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 19, 2019

Akron man was charged with bank fraud and possession of fentanyl

An Akron man was charged in federal court with bank fraud and possession of fentanyl.

Ramon J. Wright, Jr., 31, was charged via criminal information with one count of bank fraud and one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Wright possessed more than 22 grams of fentanyl on August 30, 2018, according to the information.

Wright, in August and September 2017, allegedly helped two people obtain fraudulent bank loans totaling $71,300 by using fraudulent and falsified documents that misrepresented the other person’s employment, income and utility account information, according to the information.

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 records, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  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 and the Akron Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Peter E. Daly.

An information 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.

Topic(s): 
Opioids
Financial Fraud
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated April 19, 2019