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Bank Robber Sentenced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2012

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Imad Ata Sihwail, age 35, a resident of Wauchula, Florida, was sentenced for bank robbery on March 26, 2012, before Senior United States Judge Hugh Lawson.

Sihwail pled guilty to robbing the First Community Bank of Tifton, Georgia, the Wachovia Bank, of Pooler, Georgia, and the Bank of America in Bluffton, South Carolina, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 2113(a), Bank Robbery.  
       
During the sentencing hearing Sihwail was sentenced to 230 months imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years supervised release, and a $300.00 mandatory assessment fee.  Restitution was ordered in the amount of $3,092.00 to the Wachovia Bank, of Pooler, Georgia and restitution was also ordered in the amount of $3,179.00 to the Wachovia Bank, of Pooler, Georgia.  The First Community Bank of Tifton, Georgia, recovered all the money stolen from them at the time of Shiwail’s arrest.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in both Georgia and South Carolina.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney, Michael K. Dennard.

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