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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

Friday, January 26, 2018

Bank Robber Pleads Guilty

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that CASEY JOHNSON, age 27, has pleaded guilty to one count of Bank Robbery with a Firearm in violation of Title 18, U.S.C. Sections 2113(a) and (d) and 2.  The defendant faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in the Bureau of Prisons, five years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000, and restitution to the victim bank in this case.


On December 20, 2014, two tellers at the Chase Bank drive-up location at the intersection of Gentilly Boulevard and Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans reported that two armed and masked men entered the bank and robbed the location of $196,715 in cash.  CASEY JOHNSON admitted to being the get-away driver when his brother, Walter Johnson and friend, Jay Lyons, entered the bank and committed the robbery.                 


The U.S. Attorney wishes to thank the hard work of the FBI’s Violent Crime Unit in investigating the matter.  The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Myles Ranier and David Haller.

Violent Crime
Updated January 26, 2018