PITTSBURGH - A resident of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of bank robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Ernest Dewayne Taylor, 50, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on August 17, 2018, Taylor robbed the Huntington Bank located at 921 3rd Avenue, New Brighton, Pennsylvania. As a result of the robbery, Taylor obtained $600.00 in U.S. currency.
Judge Conti scheduled sentencing for July 17, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Robert C. Schupansky is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Brighton Area Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Ernest Dewayne Taylor.