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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Erie Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Bank

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of bank robbery, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Eric S. Chadwick, 31, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge David S. Cercone.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on February 19, 2015, Chadwick and a co-defendant were involved in the robbery of $1,565 from the First National Bank, located at 3310 West 26th Street, Erie, Pennsylvania.

Judge Cercone scheduled sentencing for March 13, 2017. The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $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.

Pending sentencing, the court continued Chadwick on bond.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Millcreek Township Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Chadwick.

Updated November 23, 2016