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Press Release

Man Charged With Robbing Sovereign Bank

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

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today the filing a bank robbery charge against Tashan Lantiqua Layton, age 24, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

    According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, on March 30, 2013, Layton entered the Sovereign Bank branch located at 519 South 29th Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and brandishing a gun robbed the bank of approximately $18,682.00.

     If convicted, Layton faces a term of imprisonment of up to twenty years and a fine of up to $250,000.

     The investigation was conducted by the Harrisburg Police Department and the FBI.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joseph J. Terz.

     Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

     A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

     Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

Updated April 17, 2015