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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Maple Heights Man Indicted For Robbing Banks In Richmond Heights And Shaker Heights

A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging Christian Emerson, age 20, of Maple Heights, Ohio, with armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during the commission of a felony, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that Christian Emerson robbed a Huntington Bank in Richmond Heights, Ohio, and stole approximately $2,306.00 from the bank.   The indictment further alleges that Christian Emerson robbed a Citizens Bank in Shaker Heights, Ohio, stole approximately $1,304.14 from the bank, and brandished a firearm during the commission of the robbery. 

If convicted, Emerson’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including Emerson’s prior criminal record, if any, his 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 Adam J. Hollingsworth following an investigation by 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

Updated March 12, 2015