New York Man Charged with Two Northeastern Pennsylvania Bank Robberies
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 08, 2012|
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that an information was filed in Scranton Tuesday charging Samuel Parrotti, II, of Lisle, New York.
According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, on August 6, 2012, Parrotti allegedly robbed the Pennstar Bank at 117 Meadow Avenue in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and stole $11,350.
The information further alleges that on August 27, 2012, Parrotti robbed the Visions Federal Credit Union at 2121 Elmira Street in Sayre, Pennsylvania, and stole $21,000.
The maximum sentence for the bank robbery is imprisonment for up to 20 years.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Scranton Police Department, the Athens Township Police Department, and the New York State Police. Prosecution has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus.
An indictment is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the United States Attorney against a defendant. A charged defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the United States has proved the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.