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Revere Man Sentenced for Multiple Bank Robberies

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

BOSTON – A Revere man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for robbing 10 banks during a 19-day spree from late December 2016 to early January 2017.


Fred Mandracchia, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to 100 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution of $16,695 to the banks he robbed. In July 2017, Mandracchia pleaded guilty to 10 counts of bank robbery


            Following a Jan. 3, 2017, robbery of the Mechanics Cooperative Bank branch in Fall River, law enforcement identified Mandracchia as the individual responsible for that robbery.  Based on similarities in the robberies and the physical description of the perpetrator, Mandracchia was suspected to have also been involved in nine other Boston-area bank robberies.  Mandracchia was arrested in Chelsea on Jan. 7, 2017, and confessed to robbing the banks.   


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today.  The Police Departments of Fall River, Boston, Malden, and Chelsea assisted with the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Begg Lawrence of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case. 

Updated October 11, 2017

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