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Maryland Man Found Guilty Of Robbing Ford City Bank In 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24 , 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - After deliberating three hours, a federal jury of six men and six women found Allen Brown guilty of bank robbery and armed bank robbery, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Brown, 48, was tried before United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry in Pittsburgh, Pa.

According to Assistant United States Attorney Shaun E. Sweeney, who prosecuted the case, the evidence presented at trial established that Brown and one other individual robbed the S & T Bank located at 420 Armstrong Street, Ford City, Pa., on Oct. 1, 2007.

Judge McVerry scheduled sentencing for June 29, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 25 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based on the seriousness of the offenses and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Brown.

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