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Erie Man Admits Robbing Local Bank

July 19, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of bank robbery, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Edward Laskey, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on February 11, 2011, Laskey robbed the Marquette Savings Bank, located at 3404 Liberty Street, Erie, Pennsylvania.  As a result of the robbery, Laskey obtained $3,447.00.

Judge McLaughlin scheduled sentencing for November 18, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.  The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Erie Bureau of Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Laskey.

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