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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Essex County, New Jersey, Man Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison for Bank Robbery

NEWARK, N.J. – A Newark man was sentenced today to 45 months in prison for robbing a Valley National bank in Belleville, New Jersey, in April 2016, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.


Donald Myer, 60, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares to an information charging him with one count of bank robbery. Judge Linares imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.


According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:


Myer admitted that during the robbery, he passed a note to a bank employee in which demanded money and threatened that he would use a gun.


In addition to the prison term, Judge Linares sentenced Myer to three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay $1,000 in restitution.


Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea. He also thanked the Belleville, Kearny, and Port Authority police departments for their contributions to the case.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Veronica Allende of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Trenton.

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Updated July 27, 2017