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Press Release

New Orleans Man Charged With Bank Robbery

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced that a federal grand jury on May 16 returned an indictment against defendant DWAYNE WINANS, JR., a/k/a “Butter,” age 25, of New Orleans, for bank robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a).

The indictment alleges that on August 4, 2016, WINANS entered the Fidelity Bank at 5530 Crowder Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana, and demanded money.

If convicted of the violation, WINANS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty (20) years, a $250,000 fine, up to three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael E. McMahon, Melissa Bucher, and David Howard Sinkman are in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated May 17, 2019

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