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

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Knoxville Man Charged with June Robbery of Mt. Washington Bank

PITTSBURGH – A former Pittsburgh resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating the federal robbery laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The one-count indictment named Joseph Abbinanti, age 49 as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on June 29, 2017, Abbinanti robbed the PNC Bank, located at 236 Shiloh Street, Pittsburgh, PA, of $2,420.00.

The law provides for a maximum 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 would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy M. Lanni is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated August 30, 2017