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

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Grand Jury Returns Indictment for Whitney Bank Robbery

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that LAVERT LAYMON, age 27, of Gretna, was charged today in a one-count Indictment with the March 31, 2016 robbery of the Whitney Bank branch located at 3740 Elysian Fields. 

If convicted, LAYMON faces a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Polite reiterated that the Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Myles Ranier is in charge of the prosecution. 

Violent Crimes
Updated April 14, 2016