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Mexican National Sentenced to Prison for Robbing Bank in Santa Fe in April 2012

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Jaime Jesus Sanchez-Ramos, 23, a Mexican national, was sentenced this afternoon to 46 months in prison for his bank robbery conviction. Sanchez-Ramos will be deported to Mexico after he completes his prison sentence. He also was ordered to pay restitution to the four banks he robbed between Jan. 2012 and April 2012.

Sanchez-Ramos was arrested on April 10, 2012, on a criminal complaint charging him with robbing a bank on April 2, 2012. On May 8, 2012, Sanchez-Ramos was indicted and charged with robbing the following four Santa Fe-area banks: (1) the Century Bank, located at 1790 Saint Michael’s Drive, on Jan. 26, 2012; (2) the New Mexico Bank and Trust, located at 1549 Paseo de Peralta, on Feb. 15, 2012; (3) the Bank of Albuquerque, located at 706 Saint Michael’s Drive, on March 16, 2012 ; and (4) the U.S. Bank, located at 3787 Cerrillos Road, on Apr. 2, 2012.

On Nov. 9, 2012, Sanchez-Ramos pled guilty to Count 4 of the indictment, charging him with robbing the U.S. Bank on April 2, 2012, with the stipulation that he would be responsible for restitution to all four banks he robbed.

Under the terms of his plea agreement, the Court dismissed the three remaining counts of the indictment after Sanchez-Ramos was sentenced.

The case was investigated by the Santa Fe office of the FBI and the Santa Fe Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lynn W.Y. Wang and C. Paige Messec.

Updated January 26, 2015