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TWO MEN SENTENCED IN BANK OF AMERICA ROBBERY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 05, 2011

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami Field Office, and G. Matthew Immler, Chief, Boynton Beach Police Department, announced that Michael Jeczalik, 23, of Boynton Beach, Florida, and Andrew Wright, 19, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, were sentenced yesterday for their roles in an armed bank robbery of a Bank of America, located at 105 North Congress Avenue, in Boynton Beach, Florida.

United States District Judge Daniel T.K. Hurley sentenced Wright to a total of 76 months in prison, a 3 year term of supervised release; Jeczalik was sentenced to 108 months in prison, followed by a 5-year term of supervised release. Both were ordered to pay restitution to the Bank of America in the amount of $1,431.40.

According to court documents, the robbery took place on July 9, 2010. Defendant Andrew Wright walked into the Bank dressed in a black pin- striped suit and a fedora hat, with a gun stuck in his waistband and demanded money from the teller. He brandished the gun while standing at the teller’s window. The robbery was captured on videotape. After the video aired on local television, Wright turned himself into police. Michael Jeczalik was later arrested for his role in the robbery. Jeczalik gave the firearm used to commit the robbery to Wright and also provided the clothes Wright wore for the robbery.

Mr. Ferrer commended the efforts of the FBI and the Boynton Beach Police Department for their efforts in the investigation and prosecution of this case. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emalyn H. Webber.

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A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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