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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty To Hancock Whitney Bank Robbery

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

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that JOHN L. MURRAY, age 66, pled guilty yesterday before United States District Judge Eldon E. Fallon to a one count indictment for bank robbery in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a).

According to court documents, MURRAY robbed the Hancock Whitney Bank located at 2421 St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 13, 2019.  MURRAY faces a sentence of up to twenty years, a $250,000.00 fine, and three years of supervised release after imprisonment.  Sentencing is scheduled for September 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the 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 June 14, 2019

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