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Salt Lake City Man Indicted for Allegedly Attempting to Rob America United Federal Credit Union

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

Salt Lake City, Utah – A federal grand jury in Salt Lake City returned an indictment yesterday charging a man after he allegedly attempted to rob a credit union in Salt Lake City this month. 

According to court documents, Jason Michael Ludwig, 49, of Salt Lake City allegedly demanded money from the bank teller at America United Federal Credit Union located at 208 East 800 South. When the teller refused, Ludwig announced he was robbing them of money and began threatening to blow up the credit union and the vault with a bomb in his backpack. Ludwig further stated he possessed a firearm and threatened to shoot and kill the employees and responding police officers. Upon responding officers’ arrival, they took Ludwig into custody. No firearms or explosive device was found on Ludwig or inside his backpack.

Ludwig is charged with one count of attempted credit union robbery. The defendant is scheduled for his initial court appearance on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. in courtroom 8.4 before a U.S. Magistrate Judge at the Orrin G. Hatch United States District Courthouse in downtown Salt Lake City. 

U.S. Attorney, Trina A. Higgins, of the District of Utah made the announcement.

The case is being investigated by a Salt Lake City Police Detective with the FBI’s Violent Crime Task Force. 

Assistant United States Attorney Kevin L. Sundwall for the District of Utah is prosecuting the case. 

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. 



Felicia Martinez
Public Affairs Specialist
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Updated August 31, 2023

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Press Release Number: 23-61