DES MOINES – Hassam Fayiz Abusharkh, 35, of Urbandale, Iowa, appeared in federal court on a criminal complaint alleging that Abusharkh robbed the Farmers and Merchants State Bank in St. Charles, Iowa, on March 25, 2015. Abusharkh made his initial appearance before United States Chief Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer, who ordered that Abusharkh remain detained pending presentment of his case to a federal grand jury.
The public is reminded that a criminal complaint is merely an accusation, and that Abusharkh is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case was investigated by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa. The United States Attorney’s Office does not anticipate making any further statements about this matter at this time.