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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that LESTER MALAVA, age 57, of New Orleans, was sentenced today by the Honorable Kurt D. Engelhardt, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, for bank robbery.

According to court papers, MALAVA robbed the Capital One Bank at 3540 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans on August 21, 2017.  MALAVA was identified on an FBI tip line and later turned himself in to authorities.  Chief Judge Engelhardt sentenced MALAVA to 12 months in prison and three years of supervised release.  MALAVA was also ordered to repay $3,500 to Capital One Bank.

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 25, 2018