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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Gretna Man Sentenced for Whitney Bank Robbery

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announces that LAVERT LAYMON, age 27, of Gretna, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one count Indictment charging him with bank robbery.

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced LAYMON to 33 months imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Additionally, LAYMON was ordered to pay $1,721 in restitution to Whitney Bank.

According to court documents, on March 31, 2016, LAYMON committed the robbery of the Whitney Bank branch located at 3740 Elysian Fields.  LAYMON pled guilty as charged to the Indictment on June 20, 2016.

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 was in charge of the prosecution.

Violent Crimes
Updated September 21, 2016