Rochester Woman Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Tiffany Hogan, a.k.a. Michael Hogan, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to robbing the Chase Bank at 2900 Dewey Avenue in Rochester before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer. The charge carries a maximum possible penalty of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.
Assistant U.S. Charles E. Moynihan, who is handling the case, stated that on May 22, 2015, Hogan entered the Chase Bank just after it opened and passed the bank teller a note demanding money. The note also indicated that nobody would be hurt if the teller complied. The teller provided Hogan with a specific amount of United States currency.
The defendant left the bank and entered a white minivan in which co-defendant Maximilion Broadnax was waiting and the two drove away. Hogan and Broadnax were arrested later that day at 17 Second Street in Rochester by Rochester Police officers who were looking for Broadnax in connection with his involvement in stolen vehicles. While taking Broadnax into custody, officers saw that Broadnax’s pants fell down and a large amount of United States currency fell out.
Charges are pending against Maximilion Broadnax. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen, as well as the Town of Greece Police Department, under the direction of Chief Patrick Phelan, and the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli.
Sentencing is scheduled for January 19, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. Judge Larimer.