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Press Release

Two Rochester Men Charged With Bank Robbery

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

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE:  (716) 843-5817
FAX #:                 (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Michael Hogan and Maximillion Broadnax, both of Rochester, NY, were arrested and charged by criminal complaint with conspiring with each other to rob and with robbing the Chase Bank at 2900 Dewey Avenue in Rochester. The charges carry 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 according to the complaint, on May 22, 2015, Hogan entered the Chase Bank just after it opened and passed the bank teller a note demanding money and saying that nobody would be hurt if the teller complied. The teller provided Hogan with a specific amount of United States Currency.

Hogan left the bank and entered a white minivan in which Broadnax was waiting and the two drove away. Broadnax was arrested later that same day at 17 Second Street in Rochester by members of the Rochester Police Department who were looking for him 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. Officers investigating the case also took Hogan into custody when he approached 17 Second Street.

The charges are a culmination of an investigation by the Rochester Area Major Crimes Task Force which includes the Federal bureau of Investigation, the New York State Police, the Rochester Police Department, the Gates Police Department and the Greece Police Department and the Irondequoit Police Department.

The fact that the defendants have been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated May 29, 2015