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NORTH MIAMI MAN CHARGED IN ARMORED CAR ROBBERY AND SHOOTING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2011

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announced that Kerby Aurelhomme, 26, of North Miami Beach, was indicted in connection with an armored car robbery and shooting of Gustavo Sorzano, which occurred on July 12, 2006, in Boca Raton, Florida.

Aurelhome made his initial appearance in court on June 15, 2011 before Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Ann E. Vitunac. A pre-trial detention hearing is scheduled for June 24, 2011 at 10 A.M.

On May 31, 2011, Aurelhomme was charged in an indictment for a Hobbs Act robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1951(a); conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951(a); possessing a firearm during the commission of a federal crime of violence, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, 924(c); and making a false statement to the government, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, 1001.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the FBI for their work on this case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandy Galler.

An indictment is only a charging document, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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