Fake Bomb Threats Lead to Federal Indictment, US Attorney Reports

LAWFUEL – The US Legal Newswire – MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, BRIAN G. PARR, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office, U.S. Secret Service, and JOSEPH R.
GUCCIONE, the United States Marshal for the Southern District of
New York, announced the Indictment of ALLAN GUEDES SHARIF, 28,
for bomb threats and bomb threat hoaxes against four Manhattan
banks in August 2007.

According to the Indictment filed in Manhattan federal
court, on August 29, 2007, SHARIF made bomb threats by telephone
to Deutsche Bank, the Bank of New York, Bank of America, and
Société Générale, all in Manhattan. SHARIF was charged with four
counts of making bomb threats and four counts of making hoax bomb

Mr. GARCIA praised the investigative work of the United
States Secret Service and the United States Marshals Service in
this case. He added that investigation of SHARIF was continuing.
Assistant United States Attorney ADAM S. HICKEY is in
charge of the prosecution.
The charges contained in the Indictment are merely
accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and
until proven guilty.
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