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Two Baltimore Brothers Sentenced for the Robberies and Attempted Robberies of Check Cashing Stores, Liquor Store, and Bank
Judge Describes Evan Foreman’s Conduct as “Urban Terrorism” and Sentences Him to Over 24 Years in Prison, His Brother to 12 Years

U.S. Attorney’s Office January 07, 2013
  • District of Maryland (410) 209-4800

BALTIMORE—U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Evan Foreman, age 34, of Baltimore, late last Friday to 294 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for robbery and using a gun in furtherance of a robbery in connection with the robberies or attempted robberies of two check cashing stores, a liquor store, and a bank. Foreman’s sentence was increased under the Sentencing Guidelines because he was found to be a “career offender” based on two prior convictions for drug distribution. In imposing sentence, the judge described Foreman’s conduct as “urban terrorism” and ruled that he would have imposed the same sentence even without the finding that Foreman was a career offender.

Judge Bredar also sentenced Michael Foreman, age 45, also of Baltimore, to 12 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to commit robbery.

The sentences were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts; and Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department.

According to their plea agreements, from prior to August 2010 to at least June 20, 2011, Evan Foreman conspired with his brothers Michael and Brian Foreman, his neighbor Christopher Horton, and others to rob commercial establishments in the Baltimore area. The robbers scouted the location of the store or bank and borrowed a gun from a third party who would receive part of the stolen money.

Evan Foreman admitted that he and at least one other conspirator robbed One Stop Shop, a liquor store located at 4905 Frankford Avenue in Baltimore, on July 27, 2010, in which he used a handgun to steal $600; robbed Gold’s Check Cashing store located at 10 West 22nd Street in Baltimore, on October 27, 2010, in which he used a pistol to steal $21,684.61 in cash and checks; attempted to rob a PNC Bank branch located within the Giant supermarket at 9730 Groffs Mill Drive in Owings Mills, Maryland, on December 27, 2010, at which Horton worked; attempted to rob an ACE check cashing store located at 200 North Highland Avenue in Baltimore, on January 21, 2011, in which he beat a woman before giving up his attempted robbery; and used a firearm to rob the same PNC Bank of $10,600 on February 14, 2011, while Horton was working at the bank.

Michael Foreman admitted that he participated in the attempted December 27, 2010 robbery of the PNC Bank branch and the successful robbery of the bank on February 14, 2011.

Brian Foreman, age 39, and Christopher Horton, age 30, both of Baltimore, previously pleaded guilty to their participation in the scheme. Brian Foreman was sentenced to 51 months in prison. Christopher Horton is scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow, January 8, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the FBI, the Baltimore City Police Department, and the Baltimore County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Benjamin M. Block, who prosecuted the case.

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