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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Cleveland men indicted for using firearms to rob bank on Shaker Boulevard

Two Cleveland men were indicted for the armed robbery of a bank on Shaker Boulevard, said U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.

Maurice Montgomery, Jr., 20, and Jeremiah A. Johnson, 19, were each indicted on one count of bank robbery. They are accused of robbing the U.S. Bank on Shaker Boulevard in Cleveland on Aug. 26.

Both are also indicted on one count of using or brandishing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence.

“We will seek long prison sentences for those who use firearms to commit crimes and prey upon others,” Herdman said.

"These two individuals put Saturday morning bank customers and employees at risk with the dangerous, gun-wielding robbery they committed,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony. “The FBI will continue to work with our local law enforcement partners and the public in getting every bank robber identified, in custody, and prosecuted -- just like these two.”

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Pinjuh following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

If convicted, the defendants’ sentences 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.

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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Mike Tobin 216.622.3651
Updated October 26, 2017