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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New York Man Sentenced To 51 Months’ Imprisonment For Robbing Two Banks

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Robert Meader, age 31, of Liverpool, New York, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani in Scranton on October 7, 2016 to 51 months’ imprisonment for robbing two banks.

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, on May 16, 2016, Meader pleaded guilty to the crimes before Judge Mariani. During the guilty plea hearing, Meader admitted to committing the following two bank robberies:

  • the robbery of $14,147 from the NBT Bank, Great Bend, Pennsylvania, on October 13, 2015; and
  • the robbery of $5,721 NBT Bank, Albany, New York, on January 6, 2016.

Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Pennsylvania State Police arrested Meader without incident in Liverpool, New York, on January 12, 2016.   Since his arrest, he has been held at the Lackawanna County Jail in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  In addition to the 51 months’ imprisonment sentence, Judge Mariani ordered Meader to make full restitution to the banks in the amount of $19,988, and to serve a three year term of supervised release following his imprisonment.   

The case was jointly investigated by special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, New York.   Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus prosecuted the case. 


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Violent Crime
Updated October 11, 2016