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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.

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