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New Orleans Man Indicted for Christmas Eve Bank Robbery

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

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that DEVIN CHANEY, age 32, was charged today in a two-count indictment with one count for bank robbery in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a) and (d) and one count for use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence pursuant to Title 18 United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(ii).

According to the indictment, CHANEY robbed the Capital One Bank located in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 24, 2021. CHANEY used a firearm when committing the bank robbery.  

If convicted of armed bank robbery, CHANEY faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 25 years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, up to five years supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.  If convicted of brandishing a firearm during the bank robbery, CHANEY faces a mandatory consecutive minimum sentence of seven years up to a maximum of life imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, up to 5 years supervised release and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

U. S. Attorney Evans reiterated that an indictment 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 Violent Crimes Task Force and New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Julia K. Evans is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated January 28, 2022

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