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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Maryland man admits to counterfeit charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA –Barry Eugene Dragovich, of Cumberland, Maryland, has admitted to a counterfeit charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Dragovich, age 40, pled guilty to one count of “Uttering Counterfeit Obligations and Securities.” Dragovich admitted to passing counterfeit bills in May 2017 in Harrison County.

Dragovich faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Wagner is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The United States Secret Service and the Clarksburg Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated July 3, 2018