Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Georgia Man Convicted of Conspiracy, Armed Robbery, Carjacking, and Brandishing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence

Edmund A. Booth, Jr., United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, announced that Calvin Lee Stevenson, Jr., indicted by a federal grand jury in April 2008, was convicted February 19 following a three day jury trial in U.S. District Court in Augusta of Conspiracy to Rob a Credit Union, Armed Robbery of a Credit Union, Carjacking and two counts of Brandishing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence.

The evidence at trial showed that in December, 2007 that Stevenson conspired with other individuals to rob the Richmond Community Federal Credit Union located at EZGO on Marvin Griffin Road in Augusta and that Stevenson carried out the plan when he and two other co-defendants robbed the credit union of more than $30,000 in December, 2007. It was further proven by the evidence that immediately prior to the armed robbery that Stevenson and others carjacked a 74 year old victim and then used the carjacked vehicle during the commission of the armed robbery.

Booth stated that Stevenson now faces 5 years in prison for the conspiracy conviction, 25 years in prison for the armed robbery conviction, 15 years in prison for the carjacking conviction, and a mandatory minimum of 35 years in prison for the firearms convictions. Booth noted that a sentencing date will be scheduled following the completion of a pre-sentence investigation and report.

The investigation involved the cooperative efforts of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; The government is being represented by Assistant United States Attorneys Patricia Green Johnson and Stephen Inman.

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