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Former Employee of the City of Memphis Second Chance Program Indicted for Bank Robbery

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 22, 2011
  • Western District of Tennessee (901) 544-4231

MEMPHIS, TN—Edward L. Stanton, III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced the indictment of Anwar Gates, a.k.a., Anwar Proby, age 33, of Memphis, Tennessee. Gates was indicted on one count of bank robbery, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a).

According to the indictment filed in the case against Anwar Gates, on November 2, 2011, in the Western District of Tennessee, Gates did, by force, violence and intimidation, take from the person of another money belonging to and in the care, custody, control, management, and possession of Wells Fargo Bank, 1365 North Germantown Parkway, Cordova, Tennessee, a bank whose deposits were then insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Gates faces up to 20 years, $250,000, and five years’ supervised release. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force, which is comprised of special agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and officers from the Memphis Police Department, Bartlett Police Department, Germantown Police Department, and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tony R. Arvin on behalf of the government.

NOTE: An indictment is a form of accusation and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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