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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 27, 2015

Morgantown man sentenced to 3 years for counterfeiting U.S. currency

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Barry Eugene Dragovich, 37, of Morgantown, West Virginia was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for repeatedly possessing and attempting to use counterfeit U.S. currency, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Dragovich was discovered in Monongalia County, West Virginia in October 2014 in possession of a large quantity of counterfeit United States currency. He pled guilty in January 2015 to one count of “Possessing Counterfeit Obligations and Securities.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Secret Service investigated.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated January 8, 2016