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Federal Jury Convicts Two New York Men for Rangeley Robbery Conspiracy

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

BANGOR, Maine: Two New York men were convicted yesterday of Conspiracy to Commit Hobbs Act Robbery after a six-day jury trial in U.S. District Court in Bangor, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.

According to court records and evidence presented at trial, in July 2016, Andre Muller, 51, and Robert Holland, 42, both of New York, N.Y., along with three other men, developed a plan to steal controlled substances from a Rangeley residence. On July 26, 2016, Muller traveled from New York City with two co-conspirators, meeting up with Holland and another co-conspirator at a property just outside of Rangeley. Muller, Holland and the three other co-conspirators discussed how to carry out the robbery. On July 28, 2016, two co-conspirators entered the Rangeley residence armed with knives and a baseball bat with the intent to take the controlled substances.

Muller and Holland both face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. They will be sentenced after the completion of presentence investigation reports by the U.S. Probation Office.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Maine State Police; and the Rangeley Police Department investigated the case, with assistance provided by the Maine Office of the Attorney General.



11/20/23: Muller and Holland had previously been convicted following a five-day jury trial that concluded August 10, 2022. Judge Torresen granted a motion for a new trial, however, based on evidence of juror prejudgment. The new trial concluded 11/20/23.



Raphaelle Silver Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated November 20, 2023

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