Man Charged with Three Bank Robberies
BOSTON—Edward Stone, 25, made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court today where he is charged with three bank robberies. The indictment, which was returned July 31, 2014, alleges that during a three-week period in June 2014, Stone robbed two TD Bank branches in Braintree, and one in Hingham.
The charging statute provides a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and restitution in the approximate amount of $18,000. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Chief Russell Jenkins of the Braintree Police Department; and Chief Michael Peraino of the Hingham Police Department, made the announcement today. The investigation was also assisted by the Massachusetts State Police and the Boston FBI Violent Crimes Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Brian A. Pérez-Daple of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.