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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

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

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that EDDIE JAMES, age 40, of New Orleans, pled guilty yesterday before United States District Judge Sarah Vance to a one-count Bill of Information charging him with bank robbery in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a).

According to court documents, JAMES robbed the Fidelity Homestead Bank at 1201 S. Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans on November 2, 2017.  JAMES faces a sentence of up to twenty years in prison, a period of up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000.  Sentencing is scheduled for August 8, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

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 April 5, 2018