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Group From Baltimore Charged With Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Thomas Darden, 51, Eric Townes, 20, Nick Finks, 25, and Neisha Woodson, 29, all of Baltimore, MD, were charged today by indictment with bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.  In addition, Darden was charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  The indictment charges that the defendants committed these offenses on or about April 25, 2014.

If convicted of all charges, the defendants face a maximum of life imprisonment, with a consecutive mandatory minimum sentence of seven years imprisonment.  The defendants also face five years of supervised release, a $500,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment.  Darden faces an additional $250,000 fine, and $100 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney V. Paige Pratter.

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An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated December 15, 2014