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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 19, 2019

Serial Bank Robber Pleads Guilty

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Myron William Ernst (61, Orlando) today pleaded guilty to bank robbery. Ernst faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to the plea agreement, Ernst committed a spree of nine bank robberies and attempted bank robberies in both Florida and Alabama. During each incident, Ernst presented bank employees with a threatening note demanding money. 

This case was investigated by the FBI. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Callan L. Albritton.

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Updated April 19, 2019