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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lewiston Man Pleads Guilty to Credit Union Robbery

Portland, Maine: Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Brent Roaix, 33, of Lewiston, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to robbing a federally insured credit union.

According to court records, on January 25, 2017, Roaix entered a Rainbow Federal Credit Union in Lewiston and gave a handwritten note to a teller demanding money and stating that he was armed. The teller gave him money and he absconded on foot. Shortly thereafter, Lewiston police officers found him hiding in a nearby apartment, arrested him, and recovered all of the stolen money.

The defendant faces up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

This investigation was conducted by the Lewiston Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Violent Crime
Daniel J. Perry Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated June 2, 2017