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Beaver Falls Man Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison for Robbing New Brighton Bank

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Beaver County has been sentenced in federal court to a term of imprisonment of five years and five months (65 months), to be followed by three years of supervised release, on charges of bank robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Senior United States District Court Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Ernest Dewayne Taylor, 50, of Beaver Falls, PA.

According to information presented to the court, on August 17, 2018, Taylor entered the Huntington Bank located at 921 3rd Avenue, New Brighton, Pennsylvania and passed a teller a note indicating that he was armed and demanding cash. As a result of the robbery, Taylor obtained $600.00 in U.S. currency.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert C. Schupansky prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Brighton Area Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

Updated July 18, 2019

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