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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Pleasant Hills Man Charged with Robbing 2 Westmoreland County Banks

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on charges of bank robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The two-count indictment, returned on July 10, named Matthew David Stanley, age 32, formerly of Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on August 19, 2013, Matthew David Stanley robbed the First Commonwealth Bank on 8091 Route 22, New Alexandria, Pennsylvania, PA 15670 of $3,700. Stanley also robbed the Citizens Bank at 2841 Ligonier Street, Latrobe, PA 15650 of $2,413 on August 23, 2013, according to the Indictment.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 20 years in prison and a fine of not more than $250,000.00 for each count. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt, a prosecutor in the Major Crimes Section, is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Latrobe Police Department and the Westmoreland County Bureau of Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation that lead to the prosecution of Matthew David Stanley.

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

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated July 11, 2018