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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 7, 2018

South Portland Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery Conspiracy

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Waddah Siedahmed, 23, of South Portland, Maine, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to commit bank robbery.

According to court records, on November 17, 2017, the defendant and another person agreed to rob a Key Bank branch in Portland.  That afternoon, the other person entered the Key Bank branch wearing a black sweatshirt, black gloves, black glasses, dark colored jeans, and what appeared to be a long black wig. The other person also carried and used what appeared to be a firearm and absconded with $1,721. Following the robbery, the defendant received a share of the stolen money. Within hours of the robbery, police located the defendant and recovered from him some of the stolen money.

The defendant faces up to five years in jail, a $250,000 fine, and restitution.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

This case was investigated by the Portland Police Department and the FBI’s Southern Maine Gang Task Force which is comprised of agents and officers from the FBI; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; and the Portland, South Portland, and Lewiston Police Departments.

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Violent Crime
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Contact: 
David B. Joyce Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated September 7, 2018