Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Boston Field Division

07/18/2019 | Press release | Archived content

Three New York Men Charged With Hobbs Act Robbery

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Andre Muller, 48; Robert Holland, 39; and Hector Munoz, 57, all of New York, New York, were arrested in New York this week and charged by indictment in Maine with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery. Munoz was also charged with attempted Hobbs Act robbery.

The indictment alleges that in July 2016, the defendants and others conspired to steal controlled substances from a residence in Rangeley, Maine. Munoz and an unnamed conspirator entered the residence armed with knives and a baseball bat.

If convicted, the defendants face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

An indictment is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed to be innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; the Franklin County Sheriff's Office; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Maine State Police, and the Rangeley Police Department, with assistance provided by the Maine Office of the Attorney General.

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