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Wednesday February 3, 2010

BOSTON, MA - A Boston man, dubbed the G.I. Joe Bandit, was sentenced today in federal court for a string of bank robberies.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Warren T. Bamford, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Boston Field Division and Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis announced today that MOSES CALDWELL, age 55, of Boston, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William G. Young to 48 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $7,740.00. CALDWELL pled guilty on October 8, 2009.

At the earlier plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that had the case proceeded to trial the Government’s evidence would have proved the following: that on August 4, 2008, CALDWELL robbed the Sovereign Bank located on Winter Street in Boston, by means of a demand note; on August 14, 2008, CALDWELL robbed the Bank of America on Tremont Street in Boston by means of a demand note; on August 21, 2008 CALDWELL robbed the Hyde Park Cooperative Bank on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain; and on August 28, 2008, CALDWELL robbed the Sovereign Bank located on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston, by means of a demand note.

CALDWELL was dubbed the G.I. Joe Bandit because of the distinctive military style hat he wore during each of his robberies. CALDWELL was arrested on November 10, 2008, after fingerprints left on a demand note were matched to him.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Task Force and the Boston Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Ortiz’s Major Crime Unit.


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