Oregon man allegedly committed murder, bank robberies

Federal crimes pertain to federal criminal laws that apply in all 50 states, including Oregon. Such offenses may include fraud, federal child pornography, white collar crimes, bank robbery, and murder.

A 31-year-old man was recently accused of armed robbery and murder. A Portland federal grand jury indicted the man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in March 2012. According to the report, an indictment filed in the U.S. District Court alleged that the Oregon man used an improvised explosive device to steal from a bank in Wilsonville. Allegedly, he stole a total of $9,533 from the bank.

The man was also accused of robbing another bank in April 2012 by using a weapon. He allegedly stole $3,453 in that incident. The accused bank robber has been held in a county jail since May 2012. Reports stated that the man was a suspect of other criminal offenses. It was reported that he was accused of first-degree abuse of a corpse and aggravated murder in connection with the death of his roommate.

It is important to understand the serious nature of federal criminal charges, such as bank robbery. A robbery conviction may result in a lengthy prison sentence for the accused person. Committing a robbery while armed may carry more serious penalties. Convictions for federal crimes can damage a person's life a great deal due to negative professional consequences and public stigma.

Because the federal justice system works differently, a person accused of federal offenses may not understand how the federal court system actually works. For that reason, contesting a federal criminal charge with the in-depth knowledge of a legal professional, may better help a defendant to obtain a clear view of their options and be better able to accomplish their goals.


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