Virginia Man Arraigned on Armed Bank Robbery Charge
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Ahmed Sadek, 23, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, was arraigned today in U.S. District Court on an armed bank robbery charge.
According to court records, on November 17, 2017, the defendant robbed a Key Bank branch located in Portland using what appeared to be a firearm.
The defendant faces up to 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The investigation was conducted by the FBI and the Portland Police Department in conjunction with the 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; the York County Sheriff’s Office; and the Portland, South Portland, and Lewiston Police Departments.
An indictment is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.