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Gardiner Man Sentenced to More than 9½ Years for Robbing the Bank of Maine

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

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, 68, of Gardiner, Maine was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to 115 months in prison and three years of supervised release for bank robbery.  He was also ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution.  The defendant pleaded guilty on October 28, 2014.

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.

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

Updated February 1, 2016

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