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Tempe Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Credit Union and Bank Robberies

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 10, 2009
  • District of Arizona (602) 514-7500

PHOENIX—Jorge Gutierrez, 31, of Tempe, Ariz., was sentenced yesterday to 57 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Neil W. Wake. Gutierrez pleaded guilty on August 25, 2009, to three Credit Union and Bank Robberies.

Between October 30, 2008, and March 24, 2009, Gutierrez entered Desert School’s Federal Credit Unions and a Bank of America in the Phoenix, Chandler and Tempe areas, and presented notes to the victim tellers demanding money and indicating he had a gun. Chandler Police Officers arrested Gutierrez on March 24, 2009, as Gutierrez fled from one of the robberies.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Chandler, Phoenix and Tempe Police Departments. The prosecution was handled by Thomas C. Simon, Assistant United States Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix

CASE NUMBER: CR-09-00442-PHX-NVW
RELEASE NUMBER: 2009-354(Gutierrez)