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New Jersey Man Sentenced for Bank Robberies

December 4, 2013

Contact Person: Nick Bianchi (843) 727-4381

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Craig Ozarowski, age 56, of Belmar, New Jersey was sentenced today in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, for two counts of bank robbery, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113.  Chief United States District Judge Richard M. Gergel of Charleston sentenced Ozarowski to 22 years imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of federal supervised release.  This sentence included a consecutive two year sentence for violating the terms of his previously imposed federal supervised release.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that Ozarowski robbed one bank in St. Augustine, FL, on February 8, 2013, before robbing the Suntrust Bank at 404 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, SC, on February 13, 2013.  Ozarowski had just been released from prison in December 2012 after being incarcerated in federal and state prisons since 1984.  Ozarowski's prior record includes multiple convictions for robberies, malicious damage to property while in federal prison and assaulting a prison official.

The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Mount Pleasant Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Nick Bianchi of the Charleston office prosecuted the case.


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