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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Bank Robber Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH -A former resident of Clairton, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months of incarceration followed by three years of supervised release on his conviction of two counts of bank robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge David Cercone imposed the sentence yesterday on Raymond Zwibel, age 46.

According to information presented to the court, Zwibel stole $3,700 from the First Commonwealth Bank in New Alexandria, PA on August 19, 2013 and then acted as the getaway driver for co-defendant Matthew Stanley who stole $2,413 from the Citizens Bank in Latrobe, PA on August 23, 2013.

Stanley recently pleaded guilty on September 6, 2018 and is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Cercone on February 1, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Cercone stated that Zwibel’s addiction made him like Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, noting that Zwibel once saved an inmate from hanging himself in jail, but continued to commit numerous crimes as a result of his heroin addiction.

Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of both Zwibel and Stanley.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated September 13, 2018