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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Westmoreland County Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Plum Boro Key Bank in June 2017

PITTSBURGH – A former resident of Jeannette, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a bank robbery charge, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady.

Michael Moschetti, age 39, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of bank robbery before United States Chief District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on June 19, 2017, at 12:35 p.m., Michael Moschetti entered the Key Bank located at 1801 Route 286, Pittsburgh, PA 15239 wearing a black sweatshirt over a white t-shirt, a black baseball cap, and white shorts. Moschetti waited in line to be called forward by one of the tellers, then approached the open teller station. Moschetti then handed the teller a demand note indicating that if the teller gave him the money from the drawer, nobody would be hurt. Moschetti then urged the teller to move quickly. The teller retrieved $2,235.00 from a nearby drawer. The teller then set the cash on top of Moschetti’s demand note, and Moschetti exited the bank with the money and note.

Moschetti faces a total maximum 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 FBI Pittsburgh’s Violent Crimes Task Force conducted the investigation leading to the guilty plea in this case.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated June 12, 2018