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NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI


JOHN F. WOOD


Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106

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AUGUST 2, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


IOWA MAN SENTENCED FOR SEVEN

ARMED BANK ROBBERIES


            KANSAS CITY, Mo. – John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a West Des Moines, Iowa, man was sentenced in federal court today for armed robberies of seven banks in Missouri and Iowa.


            Geoffrey Alan White, 34, of West Des Moines, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith this afternoon to 10 years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered White to pay $41,937 in restitution to the banks.


            On March 16, 2007, White pleaded guilty to seven charges of armed bank robbery contained in three separate indictments. White admitted to the following armed bank robberies:


* stealing $10,030 from Clay County Savings Bank in Kearney, Mo., on July 5, 2006;


* stealing $9,130 from Hamilton Bank in Hamilton, Mo., on Feb. 17, 2006;


* stealing $2,270 from Bank Midwest in Albany, Mo., on July 22, 2002;


* stealing $1,357 from Firstar Bank in Avoca, Iowa, on Nov. 29, 2001;


* stealing $10,000 from Farmers Savings Bank in Victor, Iowa, on March 31, 2006;


* stealing $4,000 from United Bank and Trust in Sheffield, Iowa, on Oct. 31, 2001;


* stealing $4,500 from United Bank and Trust in Dows, Iowa, on Sept. 20, 2001.


            This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney K. Michael Warner. It was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


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