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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cleveland man charged with robbing Public Square bank

A grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Richard Gruly, 67, of Cleveland, with one count of bank robbery, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that Gruly robbed the US Bank, 200 Public Square, in Cleveland, a federally insured financial institution, on May 15, 2013.

If convicted, the sentence in this case will be determined by the court after consideration of the federal sentencing guidelines which depend upon a number of factors unique to each case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the unique 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 Brian M. McDonough following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Cleveland Division.

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 April 21, 2015