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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 7, 2016

Holiday Man Indicted For Multiple Bank Robberies

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the return of an indictment charging Anthony Maresca (53, Holiday) with five counts of armed bank robbery, one count of armed attempted bank robbery, and three counts of possessing and using a firearm during a crime of violence. The alleged robberies occurred in Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando counties between November 2014 and May 2015. If convicted on all counts, he faces up to life in federal prison. The indictment also notifies him that the United States intends to forfeit the money he obtained from the robberies, as well as the firearm he used during the offenses.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of one or more federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, the Clearwater Police Department, and the Pinellas Park Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Michael Leeman and Simon Gaugush.

Updated January 8, 2016