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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Omaha Man Sentenced to Prison for Bank Robbery

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on May 6, 2020, Patrick Spagnotti, age 50, of Omaha, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger for bank robbery. Spagnotti was sentenced to 36 months in prison to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release.

On April 5, 2019, Spagnotti handed a note to a teller at a US Bank in Council Bluffs that demanded money and the teller gave Spagnotti $4,335 in cash. Once Spagnotti left the bank, law enforcement attempted to stop and pull him over, but Spagnotti accelerated to speeds in excess of 100 mph. Law enforcement eventually executed a controlled stop of the vehicle and arrested Spagnotti. The cash was recovered by law enforcement.

This matter was investigated by the Council Bluffs Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Great Plains Violent Crimes Task Force. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 USAIAS-PAO@usdoj.gov
Updated May 7, 2020