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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New York Man Sentenced To 39 Months In Prison For Role In Robbery Of New Jersey Bar

NEWARK, N.J. – A New York man was sentenced today to 39 months in prison for his role in the robbery of a North Jersey bar, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Balmore Carrillo-Iraheta, 20, of Suffern, New York, previously pleaded guilty before Judge Linares for his role in the Hobbs Act Robbery of a Hawthorne, New Jersey, bar. Judge Linares imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

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

Balmore Carrillo-Iraheta admitted that on Dec. 25, 2016, he and others forcibly robbed the bar and fled with approximately $200 in cash.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Linares sentenced Carrillo-Iraheta to three years of supervised release.

Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher in Newark, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal, and the Ridgewood and Hawthorne Police Departments, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Elaine K. Lou and Karen D. Stringer of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Newark.

Defense counsel: Ruth M. Liebesman Esq., Paramus, New Jersey

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Press Release Number: 
17-314
Updated August 23, 2017