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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fargo Man Sentenced in Bank Robbery

FARGO - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on March 6, 2014, Abraham Clifford Wilson, 47, of Fargo N.D., was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to 105 months in prison for bank robbery.

In January of 2013 Wilson entered Cornerstone Bank brandishing a handgun and demanding money from the bank teller. Wilson escaped with $2500 in cash and the stolen vehicle he used in the robbery was located in Glyndon Minn. Wilson led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase before exiting the damaged vehicle and proceeded to flee on foot before his eventual capture.

Judge Erickson also sentenced Wilson to three years supervised release, and that he repays the $2500 to Cornerstone Bank. Wilson was also ordered to pay $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund in addition to his sentence.

The case involved law enforcement officers from the Moorhead, Dilworth, Glyndon and Fargo Police Departments as well as Cass and Clay County Sheriff’s Departments.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Reisenauer Prosecuted the Case.

Updated January 29, 2015