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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Arizona Man Charged with Alleged $7 Million Internet Scheme and Tax Evasion

August 12, 2010

A federal grand jury in Tucson returned an 88-count indictment against Anthony Mark Boscarino, 44, of Phoenix, formerly of Tucson, on August 4, 2010. Boscarino is charged with 51 counts of wire fraud, 17 counts of money laundering, 8 counts of mail fraud, and several tax evasion and firearms charges.

The indictment alleges Boscarino used his sports handicapping Internet business, called Mike’s Lock Club, to solicit customers to invest in several fraudulent schemes.

One alleged scheme involved soliciting money from investors to give to a fictitious high limit slot machine player who made regular trips to Las Vegas to play with investor money. The indictment alleges investors wired the defendant more than $7,688,000 and that he diverted approximately $5,000,000 through various financial institutions for his own personal use.

The indictment also charges the defendant with making false statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which was investigating one of his schemes, and with evading paying taxes on more than $2.6 million in income in 2008 and 2009, and failing to pay $400,000 in back taxes he had agreed to pay after failing to file taxes from 1999 to 2006. He was also charged with being a convicted felon in possession of two shotguns and one pistol recovered from his Phoenix residence, and allegedly making false statements on a firearm purchase form about his lack of felony convictions when he bought two firearms from a Tucson gun dealer.

An indictment does not mean that the individual is guilty. In fact, because the indictment is granted by a grand jury that is only presented with the government’s story, there is a high likelihood that much of the allegations are not the truth. Unfortunately, the individual being indicted does not have an opportunity to present their case until trial, and has no power to prevent an indictment against themselves.

A conviction for mail fraud or wire fraud carries a maximum penalty of 20 years, and/or a fine of $250,000 or both; 10 years and/or a fine of $250,000 for money laundering; five years and/or a fine of $100,000 for failure to pay taxes and tax evasion; 10 years and/or a fine of $250,000 for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon; and five years and/or a fine of $250,000 for making false statements on a federal form required for the purchase of a firearm.

If convicted, the judge will most likely follow the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, even though he is not required to do so. Even if Boscarino is acquitted of most of the charges against him, the judge is permitted to consider those as other bad acts, and apply them to his sentence, which is usually very detrimental to the individual.

Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, Interpol Litigation, International Extradition and OFAC Litigation.

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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