Proctor man sentenced for Oxycodone trafficking, bank fraud

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A Proctor, WV man was sentenced in federal court on Friday for Oxycodone trafficking and bank fraud.

Christopher Michael Previtera, 38, was sentenced to 57 months in prison for oxycodone trafficking and bank fraud.

According to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, Previtera conspired with other individuals to possess and distribute oxycodone in Marshall and Wetzel Counties throughout 2014 and 2015.

He also admitted to committing fraud in connection with a loan that he obtained in order to finance the purchase of an automotive services business that he owned.

Previtera pleaded guilty in June 2015 to one count of “Drug Conspiracy – Oxycodone,” and one count of “Bank Fraud.” He was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for drug trafficking and 57 months in prison for bank fraud. The sentences will run concurrently for a total of 57 months in prison.

As part of the sentence, Previtera was also ordered to forfeit his interest in multiple firearms, $15,070 in United States currency, a 2007 Dodge Ram truck, John Deere lawn care machinery, and various equipment and inventory related to the automotive services business. He was also ordered to pay money a judgment in the amount of $145,000 in the drug trafficking case.

Previtera was further ordered to pay a money judgment and restitution in the amount and $84,117.74 in the bank fraud case.

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