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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Coats Indictment

BATON ROUGE, LA—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that SCOTT E. COATS, age 44, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was indicted today for robbing the First NBC Bank in Denham Springs, LA, on August 16, 2013, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a). COATS is charged with taking approximately $1500 during the robbery.

COATS was previously convicted in 2005 of robbing a Hancock Bank in Baton Rouge on November 1, 2003, and an AmSouth Bank in Denham Springs on November 5, 2003. COATS was sentenced in February 2005 to 84 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release for each robbery, to be served concurrently. In December 2011, while on supervised release, COATS’ release was revoked for violations of the terms of his supervision and he was sentenced to an additional 24 months imprisonment.

This investigation was conducted by the Denham Springs Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer M. Kleinpeter who also serves as Deputy Criminal chief.