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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Maryland man facing counterfeit charges

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA –Barry Eugene Dragovich, of Cumberland, Maryland, appeared before a federal magistrate judge today after being indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Clarksburg on May 1, 2018, on counterfeit charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Dragovich, age 40, was indicted on five counts of “Uttering Counterfeit Obligations and Securities.” Dragovich is accused of passing counterfeit bills from May to August 2017 in Harrison County.

Dragovich faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for each count. 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 Robert W. Trumble presided.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated May 16, 2018