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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 29, 2014

East Boston Man Sentenced To Ten Years For Three Bank Robberies

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BOSTON - An East Boston man was sentenced today for robbing three Citizens Bank locations.

Thomas Briand, 34, of East Boston, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $7,201 in restitution to the three banks he robbed. In February 2014, Briand pleaded guilty to a three-count indictment charging him with robbing three different Citizens Bank branch locations, located in Boston and Cambridge.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Boston Police Commissioner William Evans; and Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert C. Haas, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by David G. Tobin and Maxim Grinberg of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.