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New York man arraigned on bank robbery charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Marc Candelaria, 34, of Wantagh, New York, appeared in federal court on May 19 for an arraignment and detention hearing where he was charged with bank robbery. Candelaria will remain detained until space is available at La Pasada Halfway House, where he will be on conditions of release pending trial.

A federal grand jury indicted Candelaria on May 10. According to the indictment, on Oct. 30, 2021, Candelaria allegedly robbed the Bank of America on Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe. If convicted, Candelaria faces up to 20 years in prison.

An indictment is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The Santa Fe Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the Santa Fe Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Samuel A. Hurtado is prosecuting the case.

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Updated May 20, 2022

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 22-120