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

Friday, July 24, 2020

New Orleans Man Federally Charged For Armed Bank Robbery

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced that a federal grand jury on July 24 returned an indictment against defendant JIMMIE POWELL age 27, of New Orleans, for armed bank robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2113(a) and 2113(d).

The indictment alleges that on June 25, 2020, JIMMIE POWELL, entered the Chase Bank at 1425 North Broad Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, brandished a firearm at an ATM teller, and took over $52,000 in cash.

If convicted, POWELL faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty-five (25) 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. Attorney Melissa Bücher, is in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated July 24, 2020