Michigan Men Charged in Robbery of Bradford National Bank in Highland
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 20, 2014|
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Ramsey Z. Fakhouri, 22, and Alexander P. Gerth, 18, both of Troy, Michigan, were indicted by a federal grand jury on February 20, 2014, with bank robbery.
Documents filed with the court allege that on February 14, 2014, the defendants robbed the Bradford National Bank in Highland, Illinois, of $25,780 in United States currency, which they obtained by force, violence, and intimidation from a bank employee as the bank employee was re-stocking the bank’s ATM.
A defendant is presumed innocent of a charge unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The bank robbery statute carries maximum possible penalties of 20 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, or both, and three years’ supervised release.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen B. Clark. The case was investigated by the Highland Police Department; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.