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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

“Duffle Bag Bandit” Sentenced To 60 Months In Federal Prison

BOISE B Gerald Edward Massey, 57, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill also sentenced Massey to serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison. Massey pleaded guilty on January 7, 2014.

In the plea agreement, Massey admitted that on March 6, 2013, he walked into the U.S. Bank, located at 10700 Ustick Road and intimidated the bank manager by telling her that he was robbing the bank. Massey stole $64,500 on that occasion. Massey also agreed to pay restitution totaling $83,448, for the U.S. Bank robbery and three additional bank robberies in Boise that he committed. Massey robbed a Chase Bank on December 21, 2012; a Washington Trust Bank on January 4, 2013; and a Wells Fargo Bank on January 22, 2013. Massey never possessed or represented that he had a firearm or any other weapon during any of the bank robberies.

The case was investigated by the Boise Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.