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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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MARCH 31, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


BANK ROBBER PLEADS GUILTY


            KANSAS CITY, Mo. – John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a defendant pleaded guilty in federal court today to robbing the Bank of America in North Kansas City, Mo.


            Lorenzo A. Moore, 38, no known address, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs this morning to the charge contained in a Feb. 7, 2008, federal indictment.


            By pleading guilty today, Moore admitted that he robbed Bank of America, 2260 Armour Rd., North Kansas City, on Feb. 14, 2007. Moore entered the bank at approximately 4 p.m. and placed a note on a teller counter that claimed he had a bomb and ordered the teller to give him money. After receiving $3,680 from her teller drawer, Moore retrieved the demand note and left the bank.


            Under federal statutes, Moore could be subject to a sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $250,000. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.


            This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul S. Becker. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



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