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March 21, 2012

DAVID DUPLANTIS, age 52, a resident of Metairie, Louisiana, pleaded guilty yesterday to a one-count indictment for bank robbery before U. S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to court documents, DUPLANTIS robbed the Whitney National Bank located in Metairie, Louisiana on November 17, 2011, of an undisclosed sum of United States currency. The deposits of the Whitney National Bank are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), an agency of the Federal government. DUPLANTIS was later identified by relatives as the robber based upon photos posted on and in other media outlets. He admitted to family members that he was the bank robber before being apprehended.

Sentencing is set for June 19, 2012 and DUPLANTIS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty (20) years, a fine of $250,000.00, and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New Orleans Police Department, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. The prosecutor is Assistant U. S. Attorney Edward J. Rivera of the Violent Crime Unit

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