New Castle Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Two Neighborhood Banks
PITTSBURGH, PA—A resident of New Castle, Pennsylvania, pled guilty in federal court to charges of bank robbery, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
Calvin Douglas Smith, 43, formerly of New Castle, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Mark R. Hornak.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that 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., in New Castle. The banks are both insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Judge Hornak scheduled sentencing for March 11, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. 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 prosecution of Smith.