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May 20, 2014

Cheektowaga Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jeffrey Turner, 24, of Cheektowaga, New York, who was convicted of bank robbery, was sentenced to 33 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The defendant was also ordered to pay $4,639 in restitution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who handled the case, stated that on June 13, 2013, Turner entered M&T Bank branch located at 788 Tonawanda Street in Buffalo. The defendant passed the teller a demand note threatening the use of a weapon. The teller gave Turner a specific amount of money.

On July 1, 2013, the defendant entered the M&T Bank branch located at 1580 Hertel Avenue in Buffalo. Turner passed the teller a demand note threatening the use of a weapon. The teller gave him a specific amount of money.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force.

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