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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New Castle Man Charged With Robbing Two Banks In His Hometown

PITTSBURGH - A Lawrence County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of bank robbery, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The two-count indictment named Calvin Smith, 43, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on Nov. 5, 2014, Smith robbed Huntington Bank located at 101 E. Washington St., in New Castle and on Dec. 2, 2014, Smith robbed First Commonwealth Bank located at 27 E. Washington St., also in New Castle. The banks are both insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

For each count, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $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 Cindy K. Chung is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Castle City Police 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 July 14, 2015