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Mishawaka Man Convicted for Bank Robbery

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(Source: justice.gov)

South Bend, IN-(ENEWSPFR)- A Mishawaka man was convicted of bank robbery this week, the Justice Department reports. Carlos Maez, age 40, of Mishawaka, Indiana was convicted of all counts, early evening on Wednesday, before District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

The jury convicted Maez on one count of armed bank robbery, one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to records in the case, on October 16, 2015, Maez robbed a bank located in South Bend using a firearm while having previous felony convictions.

This case was investigated by the FBI with the assistance of the South Bend Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Molly E. Donnelly and Frank E. Schaffer.

About theĀ United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana (USAO) is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Northern District of Indiana. This includes criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana is David Capp.

The first United States Attorney to serve while Indiana was still a territory was Elijah Sparks in 1813. His successor, William Hendricks, witnessed Indiana’s admission to the Union as the 19th state in 1816. On April 21, 1928 the federal district for the State of Indiana was divided into the Northern and Southern Judicial Districts, resulting in the creation of the Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana.

Source:Ā Department of Justice