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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Philadelphia Man Charged In Three Robberies

Maurice M. Connelly, 20, of Philadelphia, PA was charged today by Indictment with three counts of robbery which interferes with interstate commerce and three counts of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. These charges stem from Connelly’s involvement in three separate gun-point robberies of store robberies; one on June 24, 2012, June 25, 2012, and August 27, 2012.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, with a mandatory minimum 57-year sentence consecutive to all other sentences, a $1,500,000 fine, 5 years supervised release, and a $600 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeffery W. Whitt.

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Updated December 15, 2014