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Naples Man Sentenced To More Than Seventeen Years For Three Armed Bank Robberies

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

Fort Myers, Florida –  U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell sentenced John Robert Haldemann (31, Naples) today to 17 years and 7 months in federal prison for committing three armed bank robberies.  As part of his sentence, the Court entered a money judgment in the amount of $14,308, representing the combined proceeds of the robberies.  The Court also ordered Haldemann to pay restitution to each of the financial institutions he robbed, plus an additional $799.25 in restitution to Synovus Bank for damages to the bank’s door he had caused during an attempted robbery.  Haldemann pleaded guilty on March 24, 2015.

According to court documents, Haldemann committed three armed bank robberies last summer. On June 4, 2014, he robbed a Capital Bank in Venice.  He then committed an armed robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank in Naples on July 12, 2014.  And, in Punta Gorda on July 25, 2014, he robbed a Bank of America.  During each armed bank robbery, Haldemann displayed what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money from bank employees.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Violent Crimes Task Force, the Punta Gorda Police Department, the Naples Police Department, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, the Venice Police Department, and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David G. Lazarus.

Updated August 24, 2015