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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Bank Robbery Charges

St. Louis, MO – Nader Jaser Abdullah, Houston, TX, pled guilty to the armed robberies of five banks spanning five states, including the Lindell Bank here on July 14, 2015.  Abdullah entered his plea today before United States District Judge E. Richard Webber. He is scheduled for sentencing June 23, 2016.

According to court documents, in addition to the July 14th robbery, Abdullah robbed a bank in Hendersonville, North Carolina, three days later on July 17, 2015.  Previous to those robberies, he admitted to the robberies of three other banks in Phoenix, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Glenview, Illinois, also in July, before being arrested in Wisconsin. 

He now faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in multiple jurisdictions and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Tom Mehan is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Updated March 24, 2016