OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
MATT J. WHITWORTH
Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106
JULY 7, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LIBERTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO BANK ROBBERY
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Matt J. Whitworth, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Liberty, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to robbing Platte Valley Bank in Dearborn, Mo.
David W. Busick, 26, of Liberty, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner this afternoon to the charge contained in a Feb. 25, 2009, federal indictment.
Busick admitted that he stole $9,676 from Platte Valley Bank on Jan. 22, 2008. Busick was driven to the bank by unnamed accomplices. He admitted that he entered the bank, approached the teller and asked the teller to put all the big bills in the bag he carried. Busick told the teller, “No jokes and no games, hurry up.” After the teller put money in his bag, Busick exited the bank and jumped into the trunk of his accomplice’s car. Later, they split the money.
Under federal statutes, Busick is subject to a sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $250,000 and an order of restitution. 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 Christina Y. Tabor. It was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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