Indictment filed on bank robberies in Youngstown and Boardman
A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Rickie Gonzalez, 51, of Campbell, and Michael Zarlingo, 55, of Struthers, with bank robbery.
Count 1 of the indictment alleges that on or about April 18, 2016, Rickie Gonzalez robbed a Huntington Bank in Boardman.
Count 2 of the indictment alleges that on or about April 28, 2016, Michael Zarlingo and Gonzalez robbed a PNC Bank in Youngstown.
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 FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, the Youngstown Police Department, the Boardman Police Department and the Hubbard Police Department. The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jason M. Katz.
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.