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Virginia Beach Man Sentenced to 36 Years for Armed Bank Robberies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. – Carlos McClammy, 21, of Virginia Beach, Va., was sentenced today to 432 months in prison for his role in the robbery of six financial institutions in Virginia.  Previously, McClammy’s co-conspirators, Taleak Harris and Jaquan Douglas, pled guilty to participating in a total of 11 armed robberies in the Eastern District of Virginia.  On October 2, 2013, Harris was sentenced to 108 months’ imprisonment.  On December 17, 2013, Douglas was sentenced to 432 months’ imprisonment.

Dana J. Boente, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office; Bruce Jones, Northampton County Commonwealth Attorney; William W. Davenport, Chesterfield County Commonwealth Attorney; Lyndia P. Ramsey, Sussex County Commonwealth Attorney; and Colin Stolle, City of Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Henry E. Hudson.

McClammy pled guilty on January 28, 2014, admitting to his participation in the March 13, 2012 robbery of the SunTrust Bank, located in Nassawadox, Virginia; the March 27, 2012 robbery of the Bank of Southside Virginia, located in Jarratt, Virginia; the April 3, 2012 robbery of the Central Virginia Bank, located in Midlothian, Virginia; the April 19, 2012 robbery of the BB&T Bank, located in Wakefield, Virginia; the April 23, 2012 robbery of the Bank of Southside Virginia, located in Stony Creek, Virginia; and the July 10, 2012 robbery of the Chartway Federal Credit Union, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  During the July 20, 2012 robbery, McClammy discharged his firearm inside the credit union in an effort to intimidate the bank teller. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Northampton Sheriff’s Office, the Chesterfield County Police Department, the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, and the City of Virginia Beach Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorneys Erik S. Siebert and Peter Duffey prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on https://pcl.uscourts.gov.

 

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