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September 10, 2015

New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Robbery of Chase Bank

NEW ORLEANS—U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that LARRY WILLIAMS, age 34, of New Orleans, pled guilty yesterday to a one-count Indictment charging him with the robbery of the CHASE Bank branch located at 201 St. Charles Avenue.

According to court records, on April 30, 2012, WILLIAMS entered the CHASE Bank branch and handed a note demanding money to a teller. The teller handed WILLIAMS a bundle of bills which included a dye pack. When WILLIAMS fled the bank, the dye pack exploded. WILLIAMS removed some clothing and discarded it along with the dye-stained money. The clothing and a plastic bag carried by WILLIAMS were recovered and examined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI lab at the FBI facility in Quantico, Virginia recovered DNA and fingerprints matching WILLIAMS.

WILLIAMS faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment. U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey set sentencing for December 15, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Special Assistant United States Attorney Brian Ebarb is in charge of the prosecution.

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