Fairfield Man Sentenced to 3½ Years for Assisting Bank Robber
Contact: James L. McCarthy
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Forrest
T. Goodwin, Jr., 34, of Fairfield, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor, by
Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., to 3½ years imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release
for being an accessory after the fact to the armed robbery of a federal credit union. He was also
ordered to pay $1,700 in restitution and a $2,000 fine. Goodwin was convicted after a jury trial
on June 27, 2012.
Court records and evidence produced at trial reveal that in June 2009, Paul Garland
robbed a teller at the Taconnet Federal Credit Union in Skowhegan, Maine, at knifepoint,
obtaining $9,147. After the armed robbery, Garland fled from the credit union on the back of a
motorcycle driven by Goodwin. Garland and Goodwin rode to Goodwin’s residence where
they changed clothes and then fled in Goodwin’s truck. Garland paid Goodwin $1,700 from the
proceeds of the robbery.
The investigation was conducted jointly by the Skowhegan Police Department and the
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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