A Maine man has been arrested and charged with Hobbs Act robbery following an investigation by the FBI’s Organized Crime Task Force and the Massachusetts State Police Special Services Section/Organized Crime Unit. The crime was allegedly committed in Massachusetts.
WILLIAM “BILLY” ANGELESCO, 48, of Saco, Maine, was indicted on a federal charge of interfering with commerce by threats or violence. ANGELESCO was arrested this morning and will appear in federal court in Portland, Maine today. He will appear in Boston at a later date.
The charging statute provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, five years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the US Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Abington Police Chief David G. Majenski made the announcement today. Assistance was provided by the Saco, Maine, Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura J. Kaplan of Lelling’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit is prosecuting the case. The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.