Man Pleads Guilty to Robbery of Metairie Bank
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced yesterday that STEPHEN J. SCOTT, age 31, of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty as charged to committing the robbery of the First American Bank & Trust at 1800 Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Metairie, Louisiana, on April 9, 2018, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a).
Bank robbery carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in the Bureau of Prisons, a $250,000 fine, up to three years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100. The Court will sentence SCOTT on January 31, 2019.
On that date, SCOTT entered the bank, passed a demand note to the teller, and implied that he was in a possession of a weapon. The teller handed over $3,400 to SCOTT, who fled the location. Members of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office were able to match a fingerprint taken from the bank to SCOTT. Sheriff’s Office members then compared the surveillance footage from the robbery to other known photos of SCOTT to confirm his identity.
U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crime Task Force and officers with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Myles Ranier is handling the prosecution.