Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison after Admitting He Destroyed a Police Vehicle and Smashed Bank Windows during Protests in Downtown
PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal law, Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti announced today.
Ahmed Asiri, 26, of the City’s Brookline neighborhood, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Marilyn J. Horan.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on December 7, 2022, Asiri robbed the Dollar Bank located at 3029 West Liberty Ave, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15216. As a result of the robbery, Asiri obtained $20,000 in United States currency. These funds were later recovered by law enforcement.
Judge Horan scheduled sentencing for June 21, 2023 at 10:30 a.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 Carl J. Spindler is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Allegheny County Police Department, and the Dormont Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Ahmed Asiri.