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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 17, 2017

Unarmed Bank Robber Sentenced to 22 Months in Federal Prison

EUGENE, Ore. – On Monday, July 17, 2017, Scott Lee Goodright, 63, of Springfield, Ore., was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Michael J. McShane to 22 months in prison for committing two unarmed bank robberies. Upon his release from prison, Goodright will be on supervised release for three years.

According to court documents, during a one-week period beginning September 1, 2015, Goodright committed two bank robberies. The first at a bank in downtown Eugene and the second, a week later, at a bank in Springfield. Surveillance photographs from the second robbery were distributed to the community. An Oregon State Police trooper identified Goodright and arrested him in a motel parking lot. Goodright confessed to both robberies. Police later recovered the disguise he wore during the robberies and most of the stolen cash.

On January 25, 2017, Goodright pleaded guilty to committing both bank robberies.

The case was prosecuted by Frank R. Papagni, Jr., Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Oregon. It was investigated by the FBI and Oregon State Police.

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Updated July 17, 2017