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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fort Myers Man Indicted For Three Bank Robberies

Fort Myers, Florida- United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces the return of an indictment charging Jose Miguel Figueroa (41, Fort Myers) with three separate bank robberies in Lee County, Florida. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison for each bank robbery. The indictment also notifies Figueroa that the United States intends to forfeit the proceeds of each of the three offenses.

According to the indictment, on three different occasions between January 17, 2013, and March 1, 2013, Figueroa used intimidation to take money from Wells Fargo Bank .

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fort Myers Police Department, and the Lee County Sheriff's Office. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David G. Lazarus.

Updated January 26, 2015