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Prince George’s County Bank Robber Exiled to over 8 Years in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland - Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Coretz Maurice Mallory, age 26, of Clinton, Maryland, today to 97 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery and attempted bank larceny in connection with the attempted theft of an ATM machine. Judge Chasanow also ordered Cortez to pay restitution of $108,000 and to forfeit a 2004 BMW.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to Mallory’s plea agreement, on January 11, 2011, Mallory and others participated in the robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., d/b/a Wachovia Bank, in the 7700 block of Landover Road in Landover, Maryland. On January 11, 2011, two masked persons, armed with firearms, got out of a vehicle parked in front of the bank and entered the bank. The two robbers took a bag of money containing $90,000 from a bank employee, who was also assisting in the robbery. As part of the planned robbery, the assisting bank employee was carrying the bag of currency to the ATM machine when it was taken by the masked robbers. The two robbers fled the bank and got back into the vehicle still parked in front of the bank, which sped away. Mallory was one of the three persons who arrived at and fled the bank in the vehicle and participated in the bank robbery, where guns were used in furtherance of the robbery. Two days later, Mallory paid cash for a 2004 BMW automobile.

On February 8, 2011, Mallory and others attempted to break into an automatic teller machine (ATM) at the PNC Bank in the 7300 block of Hanover Parkway in Greenbelt, Maryland. Mallory and the other persons attempted to break into the ATM, which was on the exterior of the bank, using a blow torch, saw, or other cutting tool, causing substantial damage to the ATM. PNC Bank had to replace the ATM at a cost of $28,000.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI and the Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in this investigation and thanked Assistant United States Attorneys William D. Moomau and Christen A. Sproule, who prosecuted the case.


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