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Scranton man pleads guilty to bank robbery

May 1, 2012

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Scranton man pleaded guilty today before Senior United States District Judge A. Richard Caputo to aiding and abetting an armed bank robbery.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Micheal Massey, age 23, of Scranton, entered a guilty plea to aiding and abetting an armed bank robbery which occurred at the First Liberty Bank and Trust on Wyoming Avenue in Scranton, on May 17, 2011. Previously, on April 5, 2012, Lee Meyers, age 22, also of Scranton, entered a guilty plea before Judge Caputo to aiding and abetting 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.

     Massey and Meyers face a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison, followed by a five year term of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

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


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