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Final Bank Robber Sentenced in Conspiracy to Rob Banks in Lincoln

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced today that Kiana Stabler, the final member of a bank-robbing conspiracy, was sentenced to 84 months’ imprisonment.  The five defendants worked together to rob six banks in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 2017.   All five defendants pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, a count that carries a term of up to 20 years’ imprisonment, and up to three years of supervised released.

The defendants were sentenced as follows:

Julian Huffman, who served as a getaway driver for one bank robbery while still on parole in the State of Missouri, was sentenced to 60 months in prison;

Kaylene Stabler, who entered one of the banks and brandishing a pellet gun, was also sentenced to 60 months in prison;

Crystal Stabler, who served as a getaway driver for two robberies, was sentenced to 48 months in prison;

Kiana Stabler, who entered three banks using pepper spray on a victim and causing bodily injury to multiple victims inside one bank, was sentenced to 84 months in prison; and

Israel Holmes, who committed six bank robberies as part of the conspiracy and entered each bank, brandished dangerous weapons, and made threats to employees and customers of the banks, was sentenced to 120 months in prison.

All of the defendants were ordered to make full restitution to the victims.

This case was jointly investigated by the Lincoln Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated April 18, 2023

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