Washington Savings Bank (New York City)

The Washington Savings Bank was a New York City bank founded on April 22, 1897[1] and closed by New York State banking regulators on December 29, 1910 when bank President Joseph G. Robonovitch was indicted for grand larceny for stealing $90,000.[2][3] Much excitement surrounded the morphine-addicted Robin's arraignment when he tried to commit suicide by taking poison.[4][5] Four other bank officials were indicted for perjury for making false statements to bank regulators.[6]


  1. ^ "A New Savings Bank" (PDF). New York Times. 1897-04-23. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
  2. ^ "Done to Protect Depositors" (PDF). New York Times. 1910-12-30. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
  3. ^ "Missing Banker Is Indicted". The Winchester News. 1910-12-31. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
  4. ^ "Indicted Banker Attempts Suicide". The Winchester News. 1910-12-31. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
  5. ^ "Banker Would Cheat Law With Death Potion". The San Francisco Call. 1910-12-31. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
  6. ^ "Four Robin Bank Trustees Indicted" (PDF). New York Times. 1911-01-14. Retrieved 2009-08-28.