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Oakland Man Pleads Guilty To Robbing And Attempting To Rob Multiple Banks In The East Bay

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

OAKLAND – Amanuel Moreno pleaded guilty in federal court in Oakland today to five counts of bank robbery and two counts of attempted bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag.

In pleading guilty, Moreno admitted to robbing and attempting to rob the following banks:






Bank of the West

24299 Southland Drive, Hayward



Bank of the West

4900 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland



Chase Bank

2270 Otis Drive, Alameda



Wells Fargo Bank

950 South Holland Drive, Hayward



Chase Bank

32101 Union Landing, Union City



U.S. Bank

1585 East 14th Street, San Leandro



Bank of the West

4900 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland


Moreno, 21, of Oakland, was arrested on January 25, 2013, by local law enforcement and remained in local custody pursuant to a probation violation. He has been in federal custody since July 5, 2013. The superseding indictment charging Moreno with five counts of bank robbery and two counts of attempted bank robbery was filed on August 1, 2013. Under the plea agreement, Moreno pleaded guilty to all seven counts.

Moreno’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for February 6, 2014, before The Honorable Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, U.S. District Judge, in Oakland. The maximum statutory penalty for each count of bank robbery and attempted bank robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a), is 20 years in prison. However, any sentence following this conviction will be imposed by the court only after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553.

Brian C. Lewis is the Assistant U.S. Attorney who is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Janice Pagsanjan. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oakland Police Department, the Hayward Police Department, the Alameda Police Department, the Union City Police Department, and the San Leandro Police Department.

(Moreno superseding indictment )



Updated November 18, 2014

Press Release Number: 12/06/2012