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Defendants Sentenced for Springfield Bank Robbery

June 30, 2008

Springfield, Ill. - The second of two defendants convicted of the January 3, 2008 armed robbery of Security Bank in Springfield was sentenced today. Robert C. McAllister, 27, of the 200 block of South 11th Street, was sentenced to a term of five years in federal prison to be followed by five years supervised release. McAllister’s co-defendant, Marisol Benson, 39, of the 1600 block of East Adams Street, was sentenced one week ago, on June 23, 2008, to 45 months in prison to be followed by five years supervised release. Both were ordered to pay restitution to the bank in the amount of $4,083.

McAllister pled guilty on March 11, 2008, to the January 3, 2008 robbery of Security Bank, in the 300 block of South Grand Avenue West. Also on March 11, 2008, Benson pled guilty to aiding in the robbery by providing a vehicle and driving McAllister to and from the bank on January 3, 2008.

McAllister and Benson remain detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

The charge is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Springfield Police Department. The Auburn Police Department also assisted in the investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Chesley.

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