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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Oklahoma

Monday, April 2, 2018

Tulsa Man Sentenced To More Than 5 Years Imprisonment for Bank Robbery

District Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced Emmanuel Peter Britto, 44, of Tulsa, Oklahoma to 63 months in prison for the crimes of  Bank Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Bank Robbery. Britto must also pay a special monetary assessment totaling $200.  After release from prison, Britto must serve five years on supervised release.

On August 16, 2017, Britto, a co-defendant, and a juvenile conspired to rob the Bank of America located at 205 East Pine Street in Tulsa.  On August 17, 2017, Britto drove his co-conspirators to the bank and drove them back to their apartment after the robbery.  The bank robbers took approximately $11,012 in cash from the Bank of America.  Britto received approximately $2,500.00 for his role in the bank robbery. Britto’s co-defendant, Edd Tawon Payne, previously pleaded guilty on February 8, 2018, and is awaiting sentencing.

United States Attorney Shores stated, “Bank robberies are inherently violent offenses that can jeopardize the lives of bank employees and customers. My office has focused our attention on reducing violent crime and gun crime. We will continue to work with all of our law enforcement partners to improve the safety of our community.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tulsa Police Department investigated the matter. Assistant United States Attorney Dennis A. Fries prosecuted the case.

Dennis A. Fries 918-382-2700
Updated April 2, 2018