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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Kansas City Man Gets 95 Years In Federal Prison For Robberies In Topeka And Leavenworth

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 95 years in federal prison for robbing financial institutions in Topeka and Leavenworth, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Charles E. Shaw, 55, Kansas City, Mo., was convicted in a jury trial in November of the following:

– Robbing the Main Street Credit Union at 1609 S. 4th in Leavenworth, Kan., on Nov. 24, 2010; and brandishing a firearm during the robbery.
– Robbing the Citizens National Bank at 601 Delaware Street in Leavenworth on Feb. 14, 2011.
– Robbing the Educational Credit Union at 901 Topeka Boulevard in Topeka, Kan., on Dec. 30, 2011; and brandishing a firearm during the robbery.
– Attempting to rob the Educational Credit Union again on Feb. 9, 2012; carrying a firearm during the attempted robbery; and carrying a firearm after a felony conviction.

At sentencing, prosecutors noted that Shaw had five prior convictions for armed robbery dating back to 1983.

The judge also ordered Shaw to pay $54,052 in restitution.

Grissom commended the Topeka Police Department, the Leavenworth Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead for their work on the case.