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Friday, June 29, 2012

Fairfield Man Convicted of Being an Accessory to a Credit Union Robbery


BANGOR, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that, following a four-day trial in U.S. District Court in Bangor, a jury convicted Forrest T. “Teddy” Goodwin, Jr., 33, of Fairfield, of being an accessory after the fact to an armed credit union robbery. Goodwin was found not guilty on the charge of robbery.

According to trial evidence, in June 2009, Goodwin assisted Paul Garland after Garland committed an armed robbery of the Taconnet Federal Credit Union in Skowhegan, Maine. Goodwin waited outside the credit union and drove the getaway motorcycle with Garland as his passenger. Goodwin hid the motorcycle behind his residence and he and Garland left the area in Goodwin’s pickup truck.

Goodwin faces a sentence of up to 12½ years’ imprisonment and up to a $125,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the United States Probation Office. Goodwin was detained pending imposition of sentence.

The investigation was conducted jointly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Maine State Police, and the Fairfield and Skowhegan Police Departments.

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