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Maryland man indicted for bank robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Steven L. Silverman, of Thurmont, Maryland, was indicted by a federal grand jury today for bank robbery, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Silverman, age 49, is charged with one count of “Bank Robbery.” Silverman is accused of robbing the City National Bank of Berkeley Springs of $1,730 on June 4, 2019.

Silverman faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberley D. Crockett is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and the Berkeley Springs Police Department investigated. 

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 23, 2019