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ARMED ROBBER SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN FEDERAL
PRISON FOR VIOLATING SUPERVISED RELEASE CONDITIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2011

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that SOLOMON LESTER, 46, of New Haven, was sentenced yesterday, July 25,  by Senior United States District Judge Warren W. Eginton in Bridgeport to 24 months of imprisonment for violating the terms and conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 18, 1991, Judge Eginton sentenced LESTER to 210 months of imprisonment for committing the armed robbery of a Bank of Boston branch in New Haven on January 23, 1991.  On April 13, 2007, LESTER was released from prison and began serving a five-year term of supervised release.

On December 11, 2010, LESTER was arrested by New Haven Police officers following an attempted armed robbery of a Subway restaurant on Whalley Avenue in New Haven.  LESTER pleaded guilty in New Haven Superior Court to one count of robbery in the first degree and, on June 30, 2011, he was sentenced 10 years of imprisonment, execution suspended after six years.

Judge Eginton ordered the 24-month federal sentence to run consecutively to the sentence imposed by the state court.  Accordingly, LESTER will begin serving his federal sentence once he is released from state custody.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony E. Kaplan.

 

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

 

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