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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New Orleans Man Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Bank Robbery

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that THOMAS EUGENE, age 54, of New Orleans, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to one count of bank robbery.

U.S. District Court Judge Sarah S. Vance sentenced EUGENE to serve 160 months  imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release,  restitution in the amount of $5,269, and a $100 special assessment.

According to the court documents, on February 25, 2009, EUGENE entered the Iberia Bank located in the Pan-American building at 601 Poydras Street in New Orleans, and approached a teller with a note demanding money.  The teller gave EUGENE all the $10s, $20s, and $100s from her drawer which an audit by the bank later determined was $5,269.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily K. Greenfield was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated February 4, 2016