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Jason Lee Albritton Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls on September 22, 2009, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, JASON LEE ALBRITTON, a 35-year-old resident of Great Falls, pled guilty to credit union robbery. Sentencing is set for December 17, 2009. He is currently detained.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On June 19, 2006, ALBRITTON robbed the Family First Federal Credit Union in Great Falls. ALBRITTON entered the Credit Union wearing a mask and carrying a black bag and a BB pistol. ALBRITTON pointed the BB pistol at the tellers and ordered them to get on the ground. ALBRITTON then pointed the BB pistol at another Credit Union employee and followed her into the Credit Union's vault. ALBRITTON emptied the money from the main vault box and teller drawers into the black bag and left the Credit Union with a total of $134,827.

ALBRITTON faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Great Falls Police Department and Missoula Police Department.

A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.



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