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New Orleans Man Charged With Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS –U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that EDDIE JAMES, age 40, of New Orleans, was charged last week in a one-count Bill of Information with bank robbery.


According to the Bill of Information, JAMES robbed the Fidelity Homestead Bank at 1201 S. Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans on November 2, 2017. 


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


U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that a Bill of Information is merely a charging document 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 in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney David Haller is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated January 11, 2018

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