2009 jail escapee Robert Maday faces federal charges at new trial

January 2, 2013 4:05:48 PM PST
Opening arguments began Wednesday in the trial of a serial bank robber who escaped from police custody and robbed another bank before being caught.

Robert Maday is facing federal charges for his September 2009 escape and robbing a Bloomingdale bank while on the loose.

An FBI agent was one of two witnesses who testified Wednesday.

Prosecutors say the 42-year-old was en route to the Rolling Meadows courthouse for sentencing when he somehow overpowered two Cook County state's attorney investigators and fled.