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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Getaway Driver In 13 Robberies Sentenced To 121 Years In Prison

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A woman who served as the getaway driver for 13 commercial robberies in southern Nevada from December 2012 to March 2013, was sentenced today to 121 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.

Sesley Williams, 46, of Las Vegas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Andrew P. Gordon. Williams was convicted by a jury on Jan. 16, 2015, 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.  Her co-defendant, Anthony Jordan, was also convicted by a jury in November 2014 of 13 counts of robbery and firearm-related charges, and was sentenced on March 18, 2015, to 60 years in prison. 

“We continue to work with our local law enforcement agencies to focus our prosecution efforts on the most impactful cases, including those targeting violent offenders,” said U.S. Attorney Bogden. “Using guns to rob commercial establishments is a federal offense, and if you commit this type of crime, you will be prosecuted, convicted, and sent to prison for a long time.”

The duo robbed six banks, three outlet mall stores 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.

Updated February 4, 2016