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Wheeling man sentenced for wire fraud

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Eugene Robert LeClear, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 30 months incarceration for wire fraud, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

LeClear, age 47, pled guilty to one count of “Wire Fraud” in July 2018. LeClear admitted to defrauding others out of more than $100,000 from August 2016 to December 2017 in Ohio County.

LeClear was also ordered to pay $130,405 in restitution to the victims. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated. 
U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated November 9, 2018

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