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New Orleans Man Sentenced to 100 Months for Armed Bank Robbery

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – On August 19, 2021, United States District Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced JIMMIE POWELL, age 28, to 100 months in the Bureau of Prisons for armed bank robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2113(a) and 2113(d), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

On June 25, 2020, POWELL entered the Chase Bank at 1425 North Broad Street in New Orleans. He brandished a firearm at bank employees and took over $52,000 of U.S. currency. POWELL was charged on July 24, 2020 and pled guilty on May 13, 2021 to the one count indictment. Judge Fallon sentenced POWELL to 100 months for that armed bank robbery and he was ordered to pay $52,000 in restitution. Additionally, the Court imposed three years of supervised release upon release from imprisonment and a mandatory $100 special assessment cost.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which is 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 Duane A. Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the New Orleans Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Melissa Bücher.


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Updated August 20, 2021

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