Rensselaer Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery and Firearms Charges for Two Capital Region Armed Bank Robberies
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – James Chisholm, 26, of Syracuse, New York was indicted on two counts of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The indictment alleges that on March 12, 2016 and again on March 16, 2016, Chisholm robbed the Chase Bank branch office at 801 James Street in Syracuse, stealing a total of over $3,000 in the two robberies. The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Each charge against Chisholm carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and a term of supervised release of up to 3 years. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.
Chisholm was arrested on March 16, 2016 and is being held without bail pending trial.
This case is being investigated by the Syracuse Resident Agency of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Syracuse Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert S. Levine.