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Press Release

New Orleans Man Sentenced For 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 on Thursday, October 17, 2019, JOHN L. MURRAY, age 66, was sentenced to 41 months imprisonment by United States District Judge Eldon E. Fallon for violating federal law by committing a bank robbery at the Hancock Whitney Bank in New Orleans.  Additionally, MURRAY was ordered to pay $500 in restitution, serve (3) years of supervised release and pay a 100.00 special assessment fee.

According to court documents, MURRAY robbed the Hancock Whitney Bank located at 2421 St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 13, 2019.   He presented two hand written demand notes to the bank teller and requested five $100 dollar bills in U.S. currency from the bank teller.  MURRAY was apprehended on February 17, 2019.

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 October 18, 2019

Violent Crime