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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 27, 2014

Calcutta Man Indicted For Robbing East Liverpool Bank

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Brian Keith Johnston, age 41, of Calcutta, Ohio, with bank robbery, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment charges that on or about May 29, 2014, Johnston robbed the Home Savings and Loan Company in East Liverpool, Ohio, of approximately $1,756. 

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

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the East Liverpool Police Department, and the St. Clair Township Police Department.   The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.

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