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New York Man Charged With Two Northeastern Pennsylvania bank Robberies

November 8, 2012

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that an Information was filed in Scranton Tuesday charging Samuel Parrotti, II, of Lisle, New York.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, on August 6, 2012, Parrotti allegedly robbed the Pennstar Bank, 117 Meadow Avenue, in Scranton, Pennsylvania and stole $11,350. 

     The Information further alleges that on August 27, 2012, Parrotti robbed the Visions Federal Credit Union, 2121 Elmira Street, in Sayre, Pennsylvania and stole $21,000.

     The maximum sentence for the bank robbery is imprisonment for up to 20 years.

     The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Scranton Police Department, the Athens Township Police Department and the New York State Police.  Prosecution has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus.


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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