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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 1, 2021

Jefferson Parish Man Charged with 3 Bank Robberies

NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that ZACHARY VERDIN, age 29, of Marrero, Louisiana, was charged with three counts of Bank Robbery in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a).

According to Count One of the bill of information, on or about July 19, 2021, VERDIN robbed the Capital One Bank located at 1867 Barataria Boulevard in Marrero, Louisiana. He obtained approximately $521 in the robbery. According to Count Two of the bill of information, on or about July 26, 2021, VERDIN robbed the Chase Bank located at 1425 North Broad Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. He obtained approximately $1,000 in that robbery. According to Count Three of the bill of information, on or about August 2, 2021, VERDIN robbed the Regions Bank located at 313 Westbank Expressway in Gretna, Louisiana. He obtained approximately $12,540 in that robbery.

If convicted on any of the charged offenses, VERDIN faces a maximum of twenty years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a $250,000 fine, and up to three years of supervised release following his release from prison.  VERDIN also faces a $100 mandatory special assessment fee, as to each count.

United States Attorney Evans reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crime Task Force and officers with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and New Orleans Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jon Maestri is handling the prosecution.

 

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Updated October 1, 2021