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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nevada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Femal Getaway Driver Convicted of Robberies of 13 Banks and Stores in Las Vegas Area During 2012-2013

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A woman who served as the getaway driver for the robberies of 13 banks and stores in southern Nevada from December 2012 to March 2013, has been convicted by a federal jury of multiple counts of robbery and firearm charges, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.

Sesley Williams, 46, of Las Vegas, was convicted on Friday, Jan. 16 of eight counts of bank robbery, five counts of interference with commerce by robbery and five counts of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.  Williams is scheduled for sentencing before U.S. District Judge Andrew P. Gordon on May 21, 2015.  She faces up to 20 years in prison on each robbery count and a mandatory minimum of 107 years in prison on the brandishing counts, which must run consecutively to the sentences for the other counts.

The co-defendant, Anthony Jordan, was convicted by a jury in November 2014 of 13 counts of robbery and firearm-related charges, and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 19, 2015.

The duo robbed six banks, three outlet mall and one other store in Las Vegas, two banks in Henderson, and one outlet mall store in Primm, Nev., between Dec. 28, 2012, and March 30, 2013.

This case was investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, as part of the Safe Streets Task Force and Project Safe Neighborhoods program.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa Cartier-Giroux.

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Updated February 4, 2015