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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Bay Village Man Indicted For Bank Robbery

A grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Robert T. Gauna, 31, of Bay Village, with one count of bank robbery, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that Gauna robbed the Lorain National Bank, 42935 North Ridge Road, Elyria Township, Ohio, a federally insured financial institution, on July 14, 2014. 

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to his case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew B. Kall, and was investigated by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office and the Elyria Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Updated March 12, 2015