Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Bank Robbery Charge
ALBUQUERQUE – Richard J. Hall, 31, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to a bank robbery charge.
Hall was arrested on April 6, 2017, on a criminal complaint charging him with robbing the Wells Fargo Bank located at 1800 Eubank Blvd. NE, in Albuquerque, on March 30, 2017. According to the complaint, Hall robbed the Wells Fargo Bank by handing a bank teller a note in which he threatened to hurt someone if the bank teller did not give Hall money. Hall subsequently was indicted on April 26, 2017, on a bank robbery charge.
During today’s proceedings, Hall pled guilty to the indictment without the benefit of a plea agreement. At sentencing, Hall faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. Hall remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing which has yet to be scheduled.
This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Kraehe is prosecuting the case.