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Scranton Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Bank Robbery

August 24, 2012

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Senior United States District Judge A. Richard Caputo sentenced Micheal Massey, age 24, formerly of Scranton, to serve 60 months in prison for his role in committing an armed bank robbery.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Massey previously entered a guilty plea before Senior Judge Caputo and admitted to his involvement in an armed bank robbery, which occurred on May 17, 2011, at the First Liberty Bank and Trust on Wyoming Avenue in Scranton. Another individual, Lee Meyers, age 23, also of Scranton, was previously sentenced to 42 months is prison by Senior Judge Caputo, after entering a guilty plea in which Meyers admitted to participating in the same bank robbery. After the commission of the robbery, Massey and Meyers were apprehended by the Pennsylvania State Police in Crawford County on May 27, 2011, after leading police on a high-speed vehicle chase.

     In addition, Senior Judge Caputo ordered that Massey be supervised by a probation officer for three years after serving his prison sentence. Massey was also sentenced to pay restitution in the amount of $15,089.

     The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Scranton Police Department. U.S. Attorney Smith noted that the case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara.


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