Robert Maday Indicted in Alleged Escape and Armed Bank Robbery in 2009

December 2, 2011

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on December 2, 2011 released the following:

“CHICAGO— A Chicago area man who allegedly escaped from custody in Rolling Meadows and a day later committed an armed bank robbery in Bloomingdale before being recaptured was indicted on federal charges in connection with the alleged series of events in September 2009. The defendant, Robert Maday, was charged with escape, armed bank robbery, being a felon-in-possession of firearms, and two counts of using firearms during violent crimes in a five-count indictment that was returned by a federal grand jury late yesterday, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Robert D. Grant, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today.

Maday, 41, formerly of Elk Grove Village, has remained in federal custody since he was recaptured on Sept. 18, 2009. He will be arraigned on a date still to be determined in U.S. District Court. Maday faces a mandatory minimum of 45 years and a maximum sentence up to life in prison if convicted of the three gun counts alone.

On Sept. 17, 2009, Maday was under a federal detention order when he allegedly escaped from the custody of two Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office investigators who were transporting him to the Cook County Courthouse in Rolling Meadows. One gun count alleges that Maday used two firearms during the escape—a Heckler and Koch USP .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol and a Smith and Wesson .38-caliber SPL revolver.

On Sept. 18, 2009, Maday allegedly took approximately $32,975 in the armed robbery of the First American Bank branch, located at 80 Stratford Dr., in Bloomingdale. A second gun count alleges that Maday used the same two firearms during the bank robbery. A third gun count alleges that Maday illegally possessed both weapons after having previously been convicted of a felony. The indictment seeks forfeiture of both weapons and 18 rounds of ammunition that were seized when Maday was arrested. He was apprehended after leading police on a high-speed chase and crashing a stolen car on Illinois Highway 59 in West Chicago.

The armed bank robbery count carries a maximum sentence of 25 years and the escape count carries a maximum of five years in prison. The felon-in-possession of a firearm count alleges that Maday would be eligible to be sentenced as an armed career criminal, which carries a mandatory minimum 15-year prison term. A first conviction for using a firearm during a violent crime carries a mandatory consecutive term of five years in prison and conviction on a second count carries a mandatory consecutive sentence of 25 years in prison, with a maximum of any number of years up to life. If convicted, the court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal sentencing statutes and the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines.

The government is being represented in court by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrianna Kastanek. The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.”

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Alleged “Bloods” Leader Narik Wilson Charged in a Federal Criminal Complaint with Being a Felon in Possession of Firearms

August 27, 2011

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on August 26, 2011 released the following:

““Bloods” Leader Arrested, Charged with Possessing Arsenal of Weapons Tied to Murders and Other Violent Acts in Newark

AUG 26 – NEWARK, N.J. – Brian R. Crowell, the Special Agent in Charge of the New Jersey Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Paul J. Fishman , the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, announced an alleged leader of the Sex Money Murder set of the “Bloods” street gang was arrested today and charged with possessing eleven firearms, including two firearms tied to homicides in Newark, New Jersey.

Narik Wilson, a/k/a “Spaz,” 26, of Newark, N.J., was arrested today and charged by criminal complaint with two counts of being a felon in possession of firearms. Count One charges that on April 28, 2011, Wilson unlawfully possessed three firearms, including an assault rifle and a shotgun. Count Two charges that on July 18, 2011, Wilson unlawfully possessed eight firearms, including two assault rifles and two shotguns.

According to the Complaint that was unsealed today:

Wilson was identified as a leader of the “Sex Money Murder” set of the Bloods street gang. He and other members of the gang were engaged in a “street war” with a rival gang in Newark. Law enforcement received information that Wilson and the other gang members were hiding guns in vacant apartments in Newark.

On April 28, 2011, law enforcement conducted a search at one of these apartments, finding an assault rifle, a shotgun, and a semi-automatic pistol, as well as hundreds of rounds of various types of ammunition, a mask, and heroin. On July 18, 2011, law enforcement searched another vacant apartment, finding eight firearms, including two assault rifles, two shotguns, and other semi-automatic weapons, along with over 100 rounds of various types of ammunition, two ski masks, and cocaine.

After the seizures, Wilson told a confidential witness that he was at war with a rival gang and that law enforcement had seized his firearms from the apartments. Wilson also stated that he was attempting to acquire more guns.

Ballistics analyses demonstrated that two firearms seized on July 18, 2011 were linked to a double homicide in Newark in 2010 and a homicide in Newark in 2011. In addition, analyses also linked seized weapons to 10 other shootings in Newark in 2010 and 2011.

The charges in the Complaint each carry a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The case is assigned to Hon. Joseph A. Dickson, United States Magistrate Judge in Newark.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward, the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian R. Crowell, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Matthew W. Horace, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Acting Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray, and the Newark Police Department, under the direction of Director Samuel DeMaio and Police Chief Sheilah Coley, with the investigation leading to today’s arrest and charges.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Robertson of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Organized Crime/Gangs Unit in Newark.”

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