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Hazleton Man Charged With Bank Robbery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2012

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on Tuesday a federal grand jury in Scranton indicted Kevin Andre Parks, age 41, of Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, the indictment alleges that on September 7, 2012, Parks robbed the First National Community Bank, 340 West Broad Street, Hazleton, Pennsylvania and stole $3,339. 

     The statutory maximum penalty for the offense is up to 20 years’ imprisonment and $250,000 in fines.

     The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Scranton and Hazleton Police Departments.  Prosecution has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus.

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An indictment is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the United States Attorney against a defendant. A charged defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the United States has proved the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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