U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of West Virginia
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June 5, 2015

Maryland Man Convicted of Lying to Obtain Bank Loan

MARTINSBURG, WV—Montgomery Joseph Isner, 47, of Capital Heights, Maryland, was convicted of bank fraud in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced. Isner misrepresented himself as the owner of a parcel of real property in Berkeley County, West Virginia in order to fraudulently obtain a loan in the amount of $60,000. Isner pled guilty to one count of “False Statement on Loan Application.” He faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Jarod Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the inquiry. U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

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