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A Parma man was indicted in federal court for allegedly robbing three banks.
Joseph Buk, 37, was indicted on three counts of bank robbery.
Buk allegedly robbed the Huntington Bank on Royalton Road in Broadview Heights on September 19, the Huntington Bank on Lorain Road in Fairview Park on September 24 and the Citizen’s Bank in Bath Township on September 27, according to the indictment.
If convicted, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal record, if any, the defendants’ role in the offense and the 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 FBI, Broadview Heights Police Department, Fairview Park Police Department and Bath Township Police Department investigated the case, which is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Margaret Kane and Ranya Elzein.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.