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Morgantown Man Charged With Counterfeiting U.S. Currency

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Tara Tighe, Public Affairs Specialist

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging Barry Eugene Dragovich, 36, of Morgantown, West Virginia with repeatedly possessing and attempting to use counterfeit U.S. currency, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

The indictment, which stems from an investigation led by the United States Secret Service, charges Dragovich with three counts of “Possessing Counterfeit Obligations and Securities,” and one count of “Uttering Counterfeit Obligations and Securities.”

Dragovich faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00 for each of the four charges. 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.

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

Updated January 7, 2015