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New York Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Attempted Drug Robbery

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

Bangor, Maine:  A New York City man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Bangor to conspiring and attempting to interfere with commerce by robbery, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

According to court records, in July 2016, Hector Munoz, 52, and others developed a plan to commit a robbery in Rangeley and steal controlled substances from a residence in the town. On July 28, 2016, Munoz and an unnamed conspirator entered the residence intending to take the controlled substances by using actual and threatened force, violence and fear of injury. Munoz and his conspirator were armed with knives and a baseball bat at the time of the attempted robbery.

Munoz faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each of the two charges. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report 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.


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

Updated January 16, 2020

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