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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 21, 2013

Henderson, Kentucky Man Sentenced To 97 Months In Prison For Multiple Bank Robberies

OWENSBORO, Ky. – A Henderson, Kentucky man was sentenced today, to 97 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution by Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., for robbing six financial institutions and money laundering, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

James Allen Morris, age 54, plead guilty on July 26, 2013, to the federal superseding indictment that charged him with using force, violence, and intimidation in the robbery of six financial institutions, located in Henderson County, Kentucky, between July 23, 2010 and January 17, 2013.

Specifically, Morris admitted to robbing the following financial institutions: on January 17, 2013, Green River Credit Union, located at 902 Second Street, Henderson, Kentucky of $32,414; on August 22, 2012, Independence Bank, located at 2610 Zion road, Henderson, Kentucky of $10,400; on August 22, 2012, Bank of Henderson, 2003 Stapp Drive, Henderson, Kentucky of $11,559; on July 11, 2012, Green River Credit Union, 902 Second Street, Henderson, Kentucky of $1,596; on May 24, 2011, U.S. Bank, 501 Barrett Boulevard, Henderson, Kentucky of $6,000; and on July 23, 2010, Integra Bank, 9720 U.S. HWY 41 N., Poole, Kentucky of $2,770.

Further, Morris admitted to one count of money laundering for knowingly depositing the proceeds of bank robbery at three separate branches of the same bank located in Henderson, Kentucky. The separate deposits were designed to conceal the fact that the deposits were bank robbery proceeds taken from the Green River Credit Union.

Morris was ordered by Judge McKinley to pay restitution to the victims.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Judd and was investigated by the Henderson Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.