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

Friday, July 13, 2018

Wheeling man admits to wire fraud

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Eugene Robert LeClear, of Wheeling, West Virginia, has admitted to wire fraud, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

LeClear, age 46, pled guilty to one count of “Wire Fraud.” LeClear admitted to defrauding others out of more than $100,000 from August 2016 to December 2017 in Ohio County.

LeClear 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 Randolph J. Bernard is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Financial Fraud
Updated July 13, 2018