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Getaway Driver and Lookout in Taco John’s Robbery Sentenced to Prison

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

FARGO - U. S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on April 21, 2016, Rico Jamal Brown, 27, and Calvin Michael Frederick Brown, 25, both residing in the Fargo-Moorhead area, were sentenced before U. S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson. Calvin was sentenced to serve three (3) years and six (6) months in prison and Rico was sentenced to serve five (5) years in prison for Interference with Commerce by Threats and Violence-Hobbs Act Robbery. Judge Erickson further sentenced each of them to serve three (3) years of supervised release and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

On September 3, 2015, the Taco John’s restaurant located at 2601 32nd Avenue South, Fargo, was robbed at gunpoint. During the robbery, two men entered the business and an employee was shot during the course of the robbery. Rico Brown pled to aiding and abetting this robbery by participating as a lookout, while Calvin Brown admitted to being a get-away driver for the robbery.

This case was investigated by the Fargo Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATFE).

U. S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers prosecuted the case.

Updated April 21, 2016

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