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SEPTEMBER 10, 2007
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BALTIMORE CONVICTED MURDERER SENTENCED TO OVER 15 YEARS
FOR ROBBING A BANK OF $620
Robbed Bank after Receiving Probation for Murder
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced George Robert Chaney, age 45, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 188 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein said, "Mr. Chaney was granted probation in state court for murder. He will serve over 15 years in federal prison, with no parole, for committing a bank robbery one month later."
According to the plea agreement presented to the court, Chaney was convicted of second degree murder in 2007, bank robbery in1995 and second degree murder in 1980, as well as theft. On March 8, 2007, Chaney was sentenced on the second degree murder conviction to 30 years, with 28 years, 8 months and 10 days suspended. He was released from prison that day.
About one month later, on April 11, 2007, Chaney robbed the Provident Bank of Maryland, located at 2118 East Monument Street in Baltimore. Chaney handed a bank teller a demand note and fled the bank with $620. A bank customer chased Chaney and apprehended him near the bank. Chaney was arrested and $620 was recovered from his pocket. Chaney subsequently confessed to the bank robbery.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Baltimore Police Department for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul E. Budlow, who prosecuted the case.