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

Monday, April 11, 2016

Former Erie Resident Admits Robbing Two Local Banks

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

Samuel Louis Dominick, 29, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge David S. Cercone.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on February 19, 2015, Dominick 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. In addition, on March 5, 2015, Dominick robbed $4,828 from the Marquette Savings Bank, located at 2320 West 12th Street, Erie, Pennsylvania..

Judge Cercone scheduled sentencing for August 1, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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 Dominick.

Updated April 11, 2016