Serial Bank Robber Receives 25-Year Federal Prison Term
Christian Olivier DeLaurentiis Also Awaits Sentencing in Washington County for Murder and Dismemberment of His Bank Robbery Accomplice
PORTLAND, Ore.—Christian Olivier DeLaurentiis, 33, of Aloha, Oregon, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Marco Hernandez to 25 years in prison for a series of seven bank robberies committed in Western Oregon in early 2012. Judge Hernandez ordered the sentence to be served concurrently with the sentence yet to be imposed in Washington County Circuit Court for aggravated murder and abuse of a corpse, to which defendant has also pleaded guilty.
DeLaurentiis pleaded guilty in federal court on November 17, 2014, to the following bank robberies:
- January 2, 2012, at U.S. Bank in Medford, Oregon;
- February 8, 2012, at U.S. Bank in Hillsboro, Oregon;
- February 13, 2012, at U.S. Bank in Clackamas, Oregon;
- February 24, 2012, at U.S. Bank in Beaverton, Oregon;
- February 28, 2012, at Wells Fargo Bank in Troutdale, Oregon;
- March 19, 2012, at U.S. Bank in Wilsonville, Oregon;
- April 3, 2012, at Washington Federal Bank in Woodburn, Oregon.
The first five robberies involved demand notes with representations that DeLaurentiis was armed, but the tellers saw no weapons.In the Wilsonville robbery DeLaurentiis was armed with a purported bomb which turned out to be a hoax device.In the Woodburn robbery he was armed with a handgun which he waved at the tellers.
DeLaurentiis is awaiting sentencing in Washington County on his guilty pleas to the murder and dismemberment of an accomplice in the bank robberies. In May 2012 law enforcement officers found the remains of the accomplice in a freezer in DeLaurentiis’ Aloha residence.
The bank robbery investigations were conducted by the FBI in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies in each jurisdiction. The federal case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Stephen F. Peifer.