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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Gardiner Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

Contact: F. Todd Lowell
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that John C.
Slater, 66, of Gardiner, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Bangor to bank
robbery.

According to court records, on June 23, 2014, the defendant robbed $15,000 from the
Bank of Maine, in Hallowell, Maine after handing a bank employee a demand note that
read: “Im Here to Rob your Bank, no silent Alarms my cell Phone rings, your all dead, I have a
hand grenade, and a gun, no marked bills, or inked, if so, one day I will come back and kill all of
you, do you understand.???”

The ensuing investigation identified the defendant as a suspect. On June 27, 2014, law
enforcement officers executed search warrants at two locations where the defendant had been
living. Those searches revealed evidence that connected the defendant to the bank robbery. On
July 9, 2014, the defendant was arrested in New Hampshire.

Slater faces up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and mandatory restitution. He will
be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation
Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Hallowell, Augusta and Gardiner Police
Departments; the Maine State Police; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Updated January 26, 2015